A new tutorial titled Introducing the Windows 8 Metro Start Ccreen
was added by Lawrence Abrams
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A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:Windows 8 comes with a new user interface called the Metro interface. This is the main interface that Windows 8 user's will use to launch applications, search for files, and browse the web. The main screen of this interface is called the Windows Start screen and will be shown automatically when you log into Windows 8. This Start screen will contain tiles that represent different programs that you can launch by clicking on the title. One of the features of this new interface is that the tiles themselves are able to show you real-time information directly on the Start screen. This will allow you to use the Start screen not only as a way to start an application, but also as a way to quickly see data such as the weather, e-mail information, new RSS feed articles, etc. For example, the weather tile will not only allow you to launch the main Weather application, but will also display your actual weather conditions directly on the Windows 8 Start screen. This type of real-time information can be seen in the image of the Windows 8 start screen shown below.
We hope you find this tutorial helpful.
The Bleeping Computer Staff