The new user experience: Windows

March 31, 2006

I created a test user account in Windows XP to test out something. Here’s how the desktop looks at first login (click to zoom). Can you say “obnoxious”?

A cool thing for new users is that the desktop itself is reasonably clean of any program icons that you will invariably pile up over the lifetime of your user. However, there’s plenty of stuff that ensure you will have a rich and entertaining (or actually confusing as hell) desktop experience the first time you log on with a user…

All in all a darn christmas tree. If I were my mom and seeing this then… I have no idea what I would do. Especially if my English skills weren’t that great and all the text would be pretty much pointless jabber.