Install Windows 8 Metro UI in Windows 7

Install Windows 8 Metro UI in Windows 7

Microsoft’s Windows 8 developer preview is just around the corner, but for those who don’t want to download those bulky files for some reasons yet a bit curious about the real experience of the Metro UI built to the latest OS – this post is for you.

Metro Style UI in Windows 7

There’s this open source project called Newgen that brings the Metro UI similar to Windows 8 right on your Windows 7 machine. Technically, you won’t have to download the Windows 8 developer preview but rather just install the Newgen application like the usual way you install Windows programs. I’ve already installed it on my computer and the Metro UI launcher works seamlessly, although some widgets are still buggy.

Newgen Features:

•Support for HTML widgets
•Launch your favourite apps and webs in one click
•Customize as you want
•Switch to your opened apps, in just few clicks
•Get Windows 8 Metro UI to your desk
•Play your videos and music, view your pictures without opening them
•Get your tweets, mails and weather reports in front of your eye, just sitting
•Provides easy-to-use API for Widget developers
•Get updates from us without navigating our site

If you want to give it a try, you can download Newgen from here.

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Bert Padilla

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