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A Week in the Life of Windows 8: Day 2: Starting to Explore the Windows 8 User Interface

On Day 1, I provided a look at the installation of Windows 8; in this post, I'm going to take a look at the Windows 8 User Interface.

Day 2: Starting to Explore the Windows 8 UI Windows 8 includes two distinctive elements to its interface. The first (shown in the figure in yesterday’s blog entry) is a tiled interface that is, among other things, the replacement for the Start button. This interface used to be referred to as Metro, and that name is still prevalent in many of the Windows 8 web resources; however, Microsoft has officially renamed the interface Windows 8 UI (catchy, right?). Each tile in the interface ...


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Erwin Earley is a managing consultant at IBM who has worked with the Rochester, Minn., development lab since 1996. Erwin currently works with customers implementing open-source solutions on the IBM...
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