Screenshots: Windows 8 Developer Preview

Screenshots: Windows 8 Developer Preview

Summary: Windows 8's Metro user interface is a big departure from the traditional recipe of windows, icons, mouse and pointer. Our gallery shows how the Developer Preview is shaping up.


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  • Windows 8's Metro Start screen is the new Windows shell, relegating the old desktop to simply another application. Live Tiles show information, as well as launching applications.

  • Metro applications don't have any visible chrome — you'll need to open up the app bar to see buttons and controls. With Internet Explorer 10, you get a very different view of the web.

Topics: Operating Systems, Reviews, Software

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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