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Windows 8 starting to look more and more like the Metro UI on Windows Phone 7

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Windows 8 starting to look more and more like the Metro UI on Windows Phone 7
Two screenshots leaked from an early build of Windows 8 show once again that the minimalistic UI, as found in the Zune Player and on Windows Phone 7, will be present in Microsoft's next OS.

There have been some leaks before of the next Outlook interface with similar unobtrusive graphics, which means Microsoft Office will also get it. Besides the fusion with Microsoft's Metro UI concept design, Windows 8 is rumored to get two different interface overlays - a flexible 3D one for the desktop, and one codenamed "Mosh", with WP7's Live Tiles, which will be plastered on devices with touchscreens, running Windows 8, such as tablets.


Windows 8 starting to look more and more like the Metro UI on Windows Phone 7

Other goodies include seconds for the system to go into full hibernation, as well as less than 10 minutes installation time. We are really curious what Microsoft has in store for the tablet-oriented Windows 8, which should be ready for initial demonstrations in June. Below is what you might see when BSOD event occurs.

via WPCentral

Windows 8 starting to look more and more like the Metro UI on Windows Phone 7

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posted on 30 Mar 2011, 12:10

1. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


Very interesting...

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 14:22

3. Mathew (unregistered)


Ohhh, I can see those advertising slogans: Progress by Microsoft is many to change your unnecesarily blue screen into..... black one! pfffffff.....

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 14:51

4. xtroid2k (Posts: 319; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


that in it self would be progress

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 14:51 2

5. xtroid2k (Posts: 319; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


technically there is a black screen of death already

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 16:29 1

6. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I didnt upgrade to Windows 7, looks like I'll just wait for 8, the new interface sounds awesome.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 01:10

7. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


I can tell Windows 8 is going to have LOTS and LOTS of nice animations and an interesting layout. Which makes the user experience better so yeah..

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 05:18

8. TryllZ (unregistered)


Man, not the same UI as Windows 7, please, some one tell m$ to get a good UI from some or may b download it from some torrent just like us losers...

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