I’m a couple of days into running Windows 8 developer preview now, and the Metro UI is growing on me. The tiles are interesting. I see them as an extension to the current desktop gadgets only smarter. The ability to pull down live weather reports, Facebook status updates, and sports scores is useful.
What if Microsoft made it simple for me to create my own tiles? Maybe they will.
But then I began thinking that if this real estate is valuable to users, imagine how valuable it must be to Microsoft’s real Windows 8 customers: the OEMs like Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony.
This is how I imagine the Start screen from Dell’s first batch of Windows 8 PCs will look like.
Yep, it’s more crapware, but its dynamic and smart crapware.