Microsoft has revealed an updated desktop user interface for Windows 8.
“In the end, we decided to bring the desktop closer to the Metro aesthetic,” wrote Jensen Harris, the Director of Program Management for the Microsoft Windows User Experience Team, in a blog post about the changes.
The biggest change in the update is a move away from Aero Glass, a clear-window effect introduced with Vista.
A release preview of the operating system is due in June. In the meantime, you can get a glimpse of the interface in the video above. Harris wrote he expects any change to “bring forward its share of both deep believers and naysayers.”