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Mockup of Windows desktop

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ian    6

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Of course this guy doesn't work at Microsoft ;) But he could...

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deactivated170812    11

Indeed, one of the best mock-ups in a while.

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Steve B.    466

Really like this, but who expects 3rd party developers to follow the UI guidelines for something like this... :(

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Detection    2,256

Superb, I could go for a desktop like that

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Blaze_Zewi    51

Good concept, lets see a darker version of it.

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Detection    2,256

Wonder if anything could be done with the mouse pointer, I haven't seen any "Metro Mice" :)

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Calum    815

I would prefer if the designer replaced the Taskbar with something similar to the Windows 8 Start Screen (in concept, not design), as I have always disliked the Taskbar as an idea?it's not needed. Something similar to the Start Screen with live tiles and maybe an indication of which apps are running would be superior to the Taskbar concept. Other than that, I love these mockups.

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Arceles    403

I would prefer if the designer replaced the Taskbar with something similar to the Windows 8 Start Screen (in concept, not design), as I have always disliked the Taskbar as an idea?it's not needed. Something similar to the Start Screen with live tiles and maybe an indication of which apps are running would be superior to the Taskbar concept. Other than that, I love these mockups.

Some people actually do real work and it's a lot needed, it may not be taskbar but at least something alwasya vailable in the screen with the current instances of the programs running.

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virtorio    2,243

I like that quite a bit, but I don't like the Explorer mockup.

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rfirth    729

This is close to what Windows 9 should look like. It's too much for Windows 8, though.

As a side note, I really want to implement a web browser that looks like that. Well, a mixture of this, Zune desktop client, and the old metro concept images of IE9.

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BoneyardBrew    120

Very clean! (Y)

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Dot Matrix    7,164

Really like this, but who expects 3rd party developers to follow the UI guidelines for something like this... :(

Good point. They can barely follow AERO guidelines.

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DrJohnSmitherson    131

That looks amazing!

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Calum    815

Some people actually do real work and it's a lot needed, it may not be taskbar but at least something alwasya vailable in the screen with the current instances of the programs running.

I'm a software developer, so I know what "real" (as you call it) computer-based work is, and I know there are better concepts for task management and task switching than the Taskbar.

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rfirth    729

Hmm, these are pretty but not necessarily functional. In particular, the concept IE10 browser doesn't leave any handle to move the window - especially if you have lots of tabs open. Actually, this is a pretty big failing of Google Chrome too, although this is worse. (If you have ever used Google Chrome on a touchscreen, you know what I mean. Especially if you tried to drag-to-scroll).

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evo0o    12

very minimalist, nice (Y)

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Arceles    403
I'm a software developer, so I know what "real" (as you call it) computer-based work is, and I know there are better concepts for task management and task switching than the Taskbar.

No you don't because I'm an electronics engineer and my software is nowhere near the standards you program. LabVIEW (Control Suites mostly), and MatLAB sounds you?

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c.grz    375

I use "Alt+Tab" to move between programs more than I do the taskbar.

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Zain Adeel    196

These are really pretty. Clean work. Kinda problematic on funtionality. As mentioned. Plus its too roomy even for touch. Love the Bing page. The taskbar needs a solid back. This looks nice but if there is a busy wallpaper behind. All the transparencies will reduce legibility of text or icons and states.

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Simon-    490

Realistically, when someone makes Good Mockups it is usually completely ignored by the company they are mocking up for. It would be good to see companies actually take notice of their fan made designs and get the designer onboard the project to make some concepts a reality.

I could see this UI coming to Linux.

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Vice    1,594

A forum member over at the Verge has created a bunch of concept images for what he thinks a true Metro-Windows combination should have looked like. Just to be clear this was not made by me, this was made by Sputnik8 over at The Verge forums. Click here to view all the concept images over at the verge.

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Click here to view all the concept images over at the verge.

Personally I think this concept is amazing and it really shows what could have been. Microsoft would do good to hire this fellow. Please view all the concepts before commenting they are worth seeing in full.

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Midnight Mick    4

Gotta agree with most of the original post that this guy should be hired by Microsoft. I really like this concept.

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Osiris    804

If MS were not trying to change the desktop and create a unified experience across devices then this would be a nice evolution of Win7 and introduction to Metro that most people would probably find pretty acceptable.

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bjoswald    210

I actually wouldn't mind using this. It looks modern, professional, and truly blends the best elements of the Zune experience within Windows. The new Metrosexual garbage looks like it was designed for a kid's first computer.

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Dapen    33

Wow, that's impressive! Much more welcoming than the UI mess Windows 8 will be bringing.

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