A newly leaked video demonstrates various Metro UI elements of Windows 8.
German site WinFuture posted a video and a number of screenshots on Thursday from Windows 8 build 7955.fbl_srv_wdacxml x86 client. The video demonstrates the Windows 8 login process which appears to include a tiled interface and larger easier to touch menu systems. The site also posted a number of shots demonstrating the SmartScreen filtering software that Microsoft is baking straight into its next-generation of Windows.
Microsoft’s Metro design language is an internal code name for a typography-based design languages created and used by the company. Microsoft originally started using Metro in Media Center and showcased a full version in the company’s Zune products. Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, also features the Metro look and feel throughout. Microsoft has started to use the Metro UI on more of its web properties to produce a clean, fast and simple look.
Leaked screenshots, posted in March, also show a flattened Metro UI interface codenamed “Aero Lite”. The screenshots show a flattened interface consistent with Microsoft’s Metro UI. Windows 8 is also rumored to include a new fast hibernation system. The system will hibernate in around three to six seconds and save all open documents and running tasks. Rumors suggest that Microsoft will create a dual-UI for Windows 8. A tile-based user interface codenamed “Mosh” will reportedly be included. The “Immersive” Tablet UI will be driven by Microsoft’s Metro based design language. Microsoft will include a new application model codenamed “Jupiter” that will allow developers to create Silverlight based applications, deployed as AppX packages (.appx). The packages will be part of a new Windows application store, pre-installed with Windows 8.
Here’s a recap of the latest Windows 8 news:
- Microsoft working on new Windows 8 activation protection
- Windows 8: Automatic Aero colorization based on wallpapers
- Windows 8: Immersive Tablet tile UI and PDF reader revealed
- Windows 8 Metro UI welcome screen and Ribbon screenshots leak
- New Windows 8 screenshots leak, including updated wallpaper
- Windows 8 to include its own Time Machine rival, History Vault
- Windows 8 to feature SmartScreen file checking security
Thanks to WinRumors reader @fpbecker for the news tip
Image Credit: WinFuture.de