Microsoft has strongly implied that the Metro user interface that adorns its Windows Phones will become the standard design across the PC, phone and Xbox 360 when Windows 8 arrives.

At WPC, CEO Steve Ballmer referred to the image above and alluded to Metro as the new face of Windows.

His quote:

“We’re moving in a great direction in terms of a common and coherent design language and user interface across phone, slate, PC and TV.”

Some bloggers have said great things about Metro and how it grows on you but I think it’s way too early to say one way or the other.

We’ll have to wait until Windows 8 is released to see whether it works or is irritating over time.

I think it has potential and is definitely innovative (with the snap ins etc).

What do you guys think?

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Michael

    Steve Ballmer (like politicians is out of touch with the real world) needs to read blog sites like this one, the new face of Windows is not what people want on Desktop systems…

    • Onuora Amobi

      Nice of you to say so sir…