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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Radiance theme
by Gullible Jones on Sun 26th Feb 2012 14:03 UTC
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2006-05-23

Maybe I'm just grossly ignorant, but first thought on seeing those screenshots was, "Hey, isn't that the Ubuntu Radiance theme?" I mean damn, it even looks like they have the overlay scrollbars. And usually I'm accusing Linux desktops of imitating Windows/OSX excessively!

That aside, it is quite pretty, and looks much more functional than the iOS Interface Clone Du Jour. I especially like that they have removed the huge fat Aero window borders, and still have a proper taskbar/dock instead of reducing everything to alt-tab.

Looks pretty nice, all in all... But not nice enough to make me want to buy it, given Microsoft's decision to introduce an app store.

Edit: Oh wait that's a mockup! I'm an idiot.

Edited 2012-02-26 14:05 UTC

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RE: Radiance theme
by billysmith35 on Sun 26th Feb 2012 15:50 in reply to "Radiance theme"
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2009-06-20

The first thing I thought was Ubuntu as well. I guess those guys were ahead of their time with that color scheme.

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RE[2]: Radiance theme
by darseex on Sun 26th Feb 2012 19:50 in reply to "RE: Radiance theme"
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2010-12-06

I don't know if I'd say that. As mentioned by Thom, these all look almost identical to the Zune software from 2009, including the scrollbars and fonts.

Not a bad look, but honestly I get tired of looking at it after a while.

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