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Test New Mosaic Style, Tiled Windows 8 Interface on your Desktop PC

Microsoft awed the world with the new Windows 8 multitouch user interface (GUI) which might change way we use a […]

Test New Mosaic Style, Tiled Windows 8 Interface on your Desktop PCMicrosoft awed the world with the new Windows 8 multitouch user interface (GUI) which might change way we use a Windows PC. The most notable feature being  a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a full-screen view of customizable apps. display with live tiles with notifications, showing up-to-date data from your active applications.

Preview the New Window 8 Metro UI Right from for Win7 Desktop

Mosaic is a cool application that makes your desktop resemble Microsoft’s new Metro IU running on the Windows 8 platform. It acts like set of widgets that shows some live content from the web like facebook, gmail, rss etc or from your PC apps.

It supports HTML5 widgets and uses IE9 engine if it installed. HTML widgets are visible only in full screen only. Some widgets are links to some of the useful stuff or locations (video or desktop or control panel) but in the future they could get more functions.

Test New Mosaic Style, Tiled Windows 8 Interface on your Desktop PC

Acc. to the developer, Mosaic is in alpha stage and is unstable sometimes…

System Requirements : Windows 7 (might works on earlier versions, not tested yet) and .NET Framework 4.0.

- Download Mosiac : <Link>

To open the Mosaic menu move mouse cursor to the right border of screen and click. Might not work if your taskbar already exists there or you have multiple monitors. You add or remove widgets by clicking on the widget icon.

Though I found it very buggy and it hangs sometimes, but its a great experience to try it out to have a feel of the new Windows 8 interface that is coming soon on your desktop.

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