Windows desktop concept from outsider 'blows minds'

By , ITworld |  Software, Microsoft, UI

While we wait for Microsoft to officially release Windows 8 and the new Metro interface, an outsider gets rave for a new UI concept.

Forums on The Verge are crammed with high praise for poster Sputnik8 and his or her new Windows 8 Metro interface vision. Although not completely true to the guidelines already released by Microsoft, the concept "blows minds" according to OSnews.

Clean, fresh, and fairly minimal, the new screens suggest a Linux feeling to some. Since Microsoft is trying to make big strides in the tablet and mobile area, some feel Windows 8 and Metro are leaning to far to support mobile users. The lack of a real "desktop" feel bothers some users. Obviously, Sputnik8 was bothered, and the results are receiving kudos. Should Microsoft take this excitement as a sign they have more work to do on the UI of Windows 8? Probably.

Stunned

no, it’s not good, it’s amazing! I’m a graphic designer myself and feel that what Sputnik8 did here is world class work, and way better integration with the metro style than Microsoft is doing in W8
Gechi on theverge.com

The thing is, i look at this theme and i know it looks great, but i can't understand why!
sek on news.ycombinator.com

I'd love to use that over Metro any day (especially after having used it in Windows 8 developer preview).
Shank on news.ycombinator.com

Hey, Microsoft

Sputnik8’s main advantage over Microsoft’s designers is he (she?) doesn’t have to deal with layers of pointy-haired bosses.

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