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March 31st, 2012, 02:49 PM
Why can't we create something like this (http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/2822891/windows-desktop-ui-concept)?

March 31st, 2012, 05:29 PM
Technically I do not much about about ubuntu:confused:. I am using it since version on Ubuntu 10.10.But I think ubuntu will never make its operating look like as displayed in the blog! As you know Ubuntu is a open source operating system and is developed both by Canonical and its vast community so achieving such a visual is not a hard:p. But such a metro styles is opposite of unity or out of Gnome environment. Also such a visual only increase beautiyfulness of the system not the productivity! Hence Ubuntu is not going toward that Metro style. Remember Ubuntu is not Windows:guitar:! And if you find any English mistake then I am sorry! I hope you understand what I mean. Thank You!

March 31st, 2012, 08:32 PM
Why can't we create something like this (http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/2822891/windows-desktop-ui-concept)?
Funny enough, that's exactly the opposite of the actual Metro interface, it's in fact just the usual desktop interface with a somewhat nice theme, plus it's made up by the author of that blog post. ;-)

Metro is this (the Windows 8 Start Screen) - and no, I don't think we want any of our available desktop interfaces to advance any further in the direction of becoming a giant smartphone interface for everyone. :P

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4d/Windows_8_Developer_Preview_Start_Screen.png/640px-Windows_8_Developer_Preview_Start_Screen.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_8_Developer_Preview_Start_Screen.png)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_(design_language)


Frogs Hair
April 1st, 2012, 01:07 AM
I think a metro style Conky is as close as you may get . http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=145585