Not a fan. Nothing major, but the stylized "b" makes me think of a broken Office logo, yellow is my least favorite color and the inconsistent capitalization doesn't help.
This said, it's a logo: as long as the contents are good and they don't spam yellow on all of Bing's property, I'll stop noticing real fast.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST YELLOW
The icon, stylized b, alone, isn't ugly. Its pretty clean and simple. With the text its kinda ugly, though I just think they're labeling the icon to make sure people "get" the branding. It introduces redundancy though.
I think the old logo is tacky, though, so this is an improvement.
I strongly disagree I've yet to meet a single person who's used Windows 8 who dislikes the home screen. I have, however, met a lot of people who have heard that it's terrible and it's only for tablets and blah blah. Standard disclaimer applies, I know the set of people I know is extraordinarily small compared to the set of all people in the universe, but it does seem odd that even some of the most critical, whiny people I've ever known think Windows 8's start screen is an obvious step forward. This feels like Vista all over again, with people saying how terrible something is without having used it before because on the internet that makes you "cool."
Yea, I'm saying the people in particular who don't, not everyone.
Microsoft should have never given up on the desktop, and continued making that an attractive platform, allowing hardware companies to innovate.
Microsoft never gave up on the desktop. I think people mistakenly believe the Start Screen is only for tablets, when this is something that started way back with Windows Neptune's Activity Centers in attempts to make the PC experience more consumer friendly, and with ActiveDesktop and the attempt to push live content to the desktop. It just deprecates Media Center and the Sidebar Gadgets, giving people a more unified experience.
People for whatever reasons don't like the change, and a tablet-centric focus is a tidy thing to blame.
Will it be something you enjoy? Playing Angry Birds for the Nth time in a row gets boring. People look for escape all the time, and then the escape becomes tedium quickly but they get addicted to the tedium.
All I'm saying is people need to slow down a bit.
The bad thing to me about driving in traffic isn't that I'm driving, but I'm stuck and my options to do things are limited. If my car could drive itself, I'd have a little more flexibility in the case I needed to stop and do something. That'd be nice.
But I don't know that I need to be entertained.
What are you going to do to enjoy your time? Post on Channel9? Play Angry Birds? My larger point was what most people would do to pass time in a car ride is just as much a waste of time as driving -- although some people would use it productively.
And what about this,Google wants to give you more time to enjoy your life
Page also talked a little bit about Google's famous self-driving car, saying it would change people's lives by giving them more time to do stuff instead of driving. So basically you can jump in the car, have it drive you to work and spend the 50 minutes or so that takes doing something productive or fun.
What ever happened to enjoying driving a car? Or enjoying your time without a phone to keep you company? Are people's attention spans growing smaller?
I would like it better if the message was "Google wants to give you more control over your life."