Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Feb 2012 11:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Windows Metro is beautiful and elegant. It works wonders on my HTC HD7, and I'm pretty darn sure it's going to work just many wonders on tablets later this year. However, Microsoft also expects us to use Windows 8's Metro on our desktops with mice and keyboards - and in that scenario, I can't really see it work any wonders. The Verge user Sputnik8 decided to see what Metro would look like applied to a more regular desktop. The results are... Stunning.
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Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Sun 26th Feb 2012 13:05 UTC
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Looks like a combination of the Elegant Brit theme with the old Whistler theme.

Very nice mockup, a shame that we will never see it in action.

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by Valhalla on Sun 26th Feb 2012 17:04 in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
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Looks like a combination of the Elegant Brit theme with the old Whistler theme.

Heh yes, particularly the Explorer shot with the orange scrollbar/handle made me think directly of Elegant Brit.

Anyway, very nice concept although too much whitespace for my preference, that said how it would be considered 'mindblowing' is beyond me. I've seen tons of similarly minimalistic gui mockups over the years.

Also there's an entire deviant art group dedicated to making mockups of apps in 'metro' style:

Should be enough mockups there for Thom to have his mind blown over and over again.

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