Now this is awkward – why does Bill Flora use Apple Products to design Windows 8?

This is an interesting photograph.

It shows Bill Flora, a key leader on the team that created Microsoft’s Metro interface. It was posted on CNET as part of an article about the new Windows Metro world order (my characterization not theirs).

The website CultofMac points out that the photo shows Bill seated in fron of a Mac laptop and screen.

Their quote:

Looks like a nice guy, right? Now take a look at Bill’s desk, and notice that he is designing Windows 8 using exclusively Apple products, including an Apple Cinema Display, a MacBook Pro, an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and what appears to be a Magic Mouse.

Good taste in hardware, Bill! Windows 8… good enough to be designed on a Mac. Hey, that should be Microsoft’s new tagline!



Onuora Amobi is the CEO of Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

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