Inside Windows 8: The Metro Interface

So I’ve started taking a serious look in detail at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I’ll use the Inside Windows 8 section of the website to walk you through what I see.

When you log in, the first thing you see is the Metro interface.

Metro is the tile based interface that represents the new face of Windows 8.

Influential blogger Paul Thurrott describes the new change in thinking by saying:

Remember that it is Metro, and not the desktop, that is the underlying platform, or OS, in this release. As such, the desktop is conceptually considered just another app.


Metro moves horizontally and you can move the tiles around by holding down on a tile until you see a check-mark and then moving it into place elsewhere on the screen.

The tiles also can be configured to continuously display live updates.

It takes a while to get used to the tiles but it’s an original,  beautiful and glossy representation of Windows applications.

  • Michael

    errmm, with respect Onuora, I wouldn’t use the term “glossy” with Metro to tiles….

    • Onuora Amobi

      I’m really trying to be generous…