Windows 8 Metro UI welcome screen and Ribbon explorer images leaked this week.
A number of Windows 8 images have leaked to the web recently and Rafael Rivera at withinwindows.com has posted the latest. Rivera has unlocked several features in a Windows 8 build to unveil a new Metro UI style welcome screen and the use of Ribbon related UI elements in Explorer. The latest leaked images show that Microsoft is experimenting with the use of the Ribbon UI throughout Windows 8′s explorer.
“If Microsoft goes through with this change, the Ribbon will replace the menu and toolbar in today’s Explorer windows, and as in Office, it will make many more features visibly discoverable,” writes Rivera. Despite the existence of the Ribbon in Windows 8, Rivera notes that this is an early implementation. “The Ribbon is a serious work in progress and is quite unattractive. It’s unclear whether Microsoft intends to move forward with this UI as-is, or whether it will appear only in certain UI types.”
Image Credit: Rafael Rivera (WithinWindows.com)