Visual tour: Windows 8 goes Metro

Microsoft's next OS is not designed for your parents -- or is it? Take a tour of what could be on your next PC or tablet.
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The Metro interface

A first hands-on look at the just-released Developer Preview of Windows 8 reveals an operating system poised halfway between yesterday's desktop and tomorrow's touch-screen interface. Does Windows 8 look right for your next PC? Or is this user interface designed for the post-PC era only (read: tablets)?

With large, colorful tiles for navigation, Windows 8's Metro interface looks and works much like Windows Phone 7.

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