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Windows 8 for desktops by RVanhauwere Windows 8 for desktops by RVanhauwere
Note: this is a concept.

This is how Windows 8 could have looked like if Microsoft made a seperate edition of Windows 8 for desktops, where you get the new metro theme and still have the start menu: on the left you have a vertical group of live tiles you have recently used and on the right you can navigate to folders. The 'user' icon has been moved to the taskbar (down right), when you click it user options will come up, which include the ability to manage other accounts, swith to another account, change your user picture, and many others.
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alnaarr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  New member
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BlackShadow-Luo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
very nice!
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:iconcawstin:
cawstin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Holy hell! That's amazing! I'd totally use that! Do you think you could make it into a useable program?
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:iconflyingbun:
FlyingBun Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Nicee :D
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:iconorphydian:
Orphydian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
where to get the white icons shapes?
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:iconrvanhauwere:
RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I redrew them using the Pen tool from the Windows Phone icons in Photoshop
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:iconcarlminez:
CarlMinez Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Would probably will prefer the Windows start screen but I think it looks really neat!
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:iconrvanhauwere:
RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! 
If you want to follow my latest work and projects, visit my blog: rvanhauwere.blogspot.com
All my latest work will be posted there because DeviantArt isn't the ideal medium for what I would like to showcase.

Kind regards
RVanhauwere!
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RsrMusic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer

nice combo, I wonder what would happen when u mix a little longhorn Into it..

I'll try to create something!

Really nice concept, inspired me well!

Amazing work!

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:iconrvanhauwere:
RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! 
If you want to follow my latest work and projects, visit my blog: rvanhauwere.blogspot.com
All my latest work will be posted there because DeviantArt isn't the ideal medium for what I would like to showcase.

Kind regards
RVanhauwere!
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:iconimrozification:
imrozification Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Bill Gates should look around for some talents ............
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:iconrvanhauwere:
RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! 
If you want to follow my latest work and projects, visit my blog: rvanhauwere.blogspot.com
All my latest work will be posted there because DeviantArt isn't the ideal medium for what I would like to showcase.

Kind regards
RVanhauwere!
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ThePuzzledBoy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is what Microsoft should've done....
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:iconcharliebrown028:
charliebrown028 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This makes much more sense! Nice job!
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:iconophix58:
OphiX58 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This is not impossible. It can be done.
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:iconpocketkocurek:
pocketkocurek Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Its cool but sadly impossible - they dont deal with users demands like any other corporation.
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KooZer13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I really hope some Microsoft officials will have a sneak peak for this awesome concept and make it come through for the upcoming Windows 8 Service Pack 1. I'm pretty sure a lot of windows 7 users will switch to windows 8 if this would be the looks of it. :)

Although I'm getting used to in having no start button on the desktop, it takes me almost three weeks (w/ bad mouthing) this OS to familiarize the new look and finally I'm loving it. It just takes some practice, but then again, it would be perfect if they will return the start button... :XD:
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:icondevilishdb:
DevilishDB Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
They should really do that - personally I like the Metro UI but I also know that loads of people don't.
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:iconoptical10:
Optical10 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
This is what we try to achieve by using windows Aero fixes, why did microsoft remove this Win7 feature?
loving you work:)
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:iconazzhey:
azzhey Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Great idea! microsoft should learn more to design!
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:iconswarfega:
swarfega Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see this.
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:iconpittrich:
pittrich Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
yes, yes, yes
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:iconfrozzme:
FrozzMe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Nice & creative design!
Do you mind sharing us the icon set?
Thank you!
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:iconrvanhauwere:
RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for your feedback,
this is actually not a screenshot, everything you see has been made in Photoshop and the icons were the only 4 icons I made.
Maybe around christmas I'll have a look about how to make icons for Windows 7/8 and make some more and upload them :)
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:iconfrozzme:
FrozzMe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Oh, it's ok, thank you!
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whaddoyaknow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This looks pretty cool! In my opinion you've done a much better job than Microsoft! I'm still flabbergasted at what Microsoft came up with as a user interface, while they do have usability labs etc. I'm beginning to wonder whether they 'tweaked' the selection of end-users for their usability testing in such a way, that IT professionals have been kept out! Maybe Mr. Sinofsky knows something about this matter???
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DarthRevan13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I like the idea very much, although I would make the start screen a tad bigger.

You should get this idea copyrighted and start making a program, I think it would have a lot of success.
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RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Too bad I can only make a simple hello world program using Javascript and Python, but I'd love to make this start screen become a real functioning program :)
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:iconmlazzaro:
mlazzaro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Someone show this to Microsoft, I want a desktop like this.
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:iconomereilon:
omereilon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Artist
download?
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maysamfafa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
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:iconhw1hmz:
HW1HMZ Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Nice design, I think.
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:iconprplninja:
prplninja Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
an amazing awesome idea!
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:iconthepafel7:
thePafel7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!great idea :D
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:iconrvanhauwere:
RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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theIntensePlayer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This looks amazing!
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Sark-o Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stuff like this is what needs to be sent their way. Personally I like the glass effect more but I understand you were aiming at keeping the same W8 style. This looks really good - I honestly would really love to see this made into a custom theme if that's possible.
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Technostyles Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Interface Designer
Without this "Aero" Background it would look much more "Metro" (Modern UI Like <- hate this name -.-).
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:iconarudei6209:
arudei6209 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
well they have to change it.
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:iconschnuffelkuschel:
SchnuffelKuschel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, it looks very nice. Good Job. I wish Microsoft would have made Windows 8 so.
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:iconlordreserei:
LordReserei Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That start menu would've been a much better way to go.
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:iconbeq24:
beq24 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
very nice...
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DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
nice work I like it good job mate :)
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:iconrvanhauwere:
RVanhauwere Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
is my pleasure :D
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