Originally Posted by llama16
As I sad before. I'll eat my hat if that UI comes standard preinstalled on any keyboard-mouse PC (no touch).
What if we made a deal.
I'll eat my hat if it happens.
and if it doesn't, all those morronic ranting blind folks who call themselves tech enthousiasts, will donate 2 dollars on my paypal account. I'll be rich.
The Tile UI will be a theme or option you can select, no different than choosing Aero vs Basic Windows Vista/7 themes. By default it will NOT show up on a non-touch computer. This fearmongering in this thread is massively ill-informed. Desktop Windows 8 machines will not be affected by this change at all - it is meant for Windows 8 tablets and hybrid tablet/laptops - but users will always have the option to turn it on if they so desire.
Still, it is very useful depending on what you are looking for. The major objective of the WP7 Metro UI was to provide icons and dynamic, always updating widgets in the same spot. If you've used any Rainmeter theme, you realize you have an always active one stop shop for any information you are monitoring, whether it be # of Google Voice texts, # of emails, current weather/5 day forecast, news feeds of your choosing, bandwidth in/out, system temperatures, etc. These widgets are drastically improved versions of Vista/7's terrible desktop widgets. I can't wait to see Rainmeter's Omnimo theme, again based off WP7's Metro UI, as native to the OS.