Microsoft’s approach to a user interface really hasn’t changed structurally since Windows 95 — it’s just gotten prettier and more feature-packed. The big exception is Windows 8, which didn’t sit well with Microsoft’s longtime customers and forced the interface back into the traditional taskbar layout with Windows 8.1. Even the Surface devices default to the desktop mode although Microsoft’s Tile design remains intact. The only exception is the Xbox console.
source: Digital Trends