June 14, 2012

New Windows 8 Desktop UI Shown Off In Leaked Screenshots, Lacks Aero Glass

Tom Warren, writing for The Verge:

"The company revealed its move away from Aero Glass last month, but the changes weren't ready for Release Preview. Winunleaked has managed to secure a number of screenshots demonstrating the flattened desktop UI and color picker."

Click through for screenshots of the forthcoming Windows 8 desktop.

Looks like Microsoft is moving the desktop UI in the direction of their Metro interface, which will give their co-named mobile and desktop operating systems a similar look and feel. Not a bad idea for customer familiarity, though I kinda liked the Aero Glass interface from Vista and Windows 7.