The recently released Windows 8 Developer Preview build comes with lots of new features and enhancements, and one of the most visible changes is the new Metro UI. Most people who have installed Windows 8 on their systems claim they really enjoy the Metro UI. If you for some reason can’t test windows 8, or if you want to apply the Win 8 Metro UI to your Windows 7/Vista, then a small utility called Newgen can help you out.
Newgen is a Metro style launcher which will bring the new Metro UI to your Windows Vista and Windows 7 desktop and offer live widgets that will show content not only from your PC but online content as well. Newgen supports WPF, HTML5, and HTML widgets.
Newgen get installs in few easy steps and gives you ptions to customize the look and feel of the start screen of Windows 8.
Features of this Metro style launcher:
- Support for HTML widgets
- Launch your favourite apps and webs in one click
- Customize as you want
- Switch to your opened apps, in just few clicks
- Get Windows 8 Metro UI to your desk
- Play your videos and music, view your pictures without opening them
- Get your tweets, mails and weather reports in front of your eye, just sitting
- Provides easy-to-use API for Widget developers
- Get updates from us without navigating our site
System requirements :
- Windows 7, Windows Vista
- Microsoft .Net Framework
- Microsoft Zune (* Optional)
- Access to Internet (* Optional)
So if you want to have the new super cool Metro UI on your Windows 7 or Windows Vista PC, just download the Newgen installer and install it on your system.
Other than Newgen, we have previously covered few third party tools aim to bring the new metro UI to Windows 7, such as Omnimo, Windows 8 Metro Style tile-based Start Screen For Windows 7, Vista, and XP; and Eight, “Metro-Inspired Homepage” (or New Tab Page) for Web Browsers. However, they weren’t that good in terms of looks back then.