A first look at the Windows 8 Developer Preview

Metro Interface

The Metro Interface in all its full glory. The metaphor is tiles. Some of the tiles are active (stocks for example) and will update periodically. This could be a good feature for users depending on what developers can come up with.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.