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Windows 8 UI Design Concept

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    Windows 8 UI Design Concept


    Taking a look at the evolution of the Windows client from one major release to the next, it quickly becomes clear that the platform’s graphical user interface is being overhauled with every new version.

    Windows 8 will make no exception to this rule, with a lot of pressure already on Microsoft to not only revamp the UI, but also make sure that the redesign is tailored to emerging form factors such as Tablet PCs.

    The software giant is keeping all Windows 8 details under a tight lid in Redmond, and is not expected to confirm a UI redesign until such a time when the first Beta development will go public, or just ahead of its release.

    Still, the company has certainly been hard at work on taking the UI of Windows vNext to the next level, as information published by Manoj Manduva revealed (via Between the Lines).

    Manduva notes that between January and March 2010 work has been poured into a document set up to illustrate how the Windows 8 UI could evolve.

    Manduva was involved in an “industry collaborative project under the supervision of Microsoft R&D India pvt Ltd, Hyderabad , is about creating a new and innovative interfaces and user experiences for the next generation Operating system Windows 8 for information workers.”
    Source: Windows 8 UI Design Concept - Softpedia

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    New and real UI pics posted in the Plumbers Group (link in sig)

    *Updated Today*
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    I hope they are working on the system before the user interface because if the leaked stuff is for real and that's what they are going to have it look like then I am going to be super disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tseven View Post
    I hope they are working on the system before the user interface because if the leaked stuff is for real and that's what they are going to have it look like then I am going to be super disappointed.
    There's a ton more than what was shown
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    There's a ton more than what was shown
    I would love to see all in my desktop !

    PS: To be good anglers, we must be patient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
    New and real UI pics posted in the Plumbers Group (link in sig)

    *Updated Today*
    I tried to view it, but the link gives me:

    Delicieuxz, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delicieuxz View Post
    I tried to view it, but the link gives me:
    I believe that's just because you're new. You'll be able to see it when you have more posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
    Specifically in regard to this quote: "Windows 8 will make no exception to this rule, with a lot of pressure already on Microsoft to not only revamp the UI, but also make sure that the redesign is tailored to emerging form factors such as Tablet PCs..."

    I have to question why Microsoft wouldn't have two versions - one tailored for Tablet PCs and one tailored for desktops + 'traditional' laptops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
    Specifically in regard to this quote: "Windows 8 will make no exception to this rule, with a lot of pressure already on Microsoft to not only revamp the UI, but also make sure that the redesign is tailored to emerging form factors such as Tablet PCs..."

    I have to question why Microsoft wouldn't have two versions - one tailored for Tablet PCs and one tailored for desktops + 'traditional' laptops.
    The problem is that they have to target a wide variety of architectures, but then the UI also. So if you were to say include a "tablet version" would it be sold separately, or included with the retail x32 / x64 OS. This is only assuming that the target tablets are at least x32 compatible, or else they would either have develop for the ARM or Tegra architecture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
    I believe that's just because you're new. You'll be able to see it when you have more posts
    Where is this link. I could not see it either. Are you pulling our leg.
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