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Mosaic Desktop Beta 1 Refresh

Make your Windows 7 look like the much-publicized Windows 8

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit)


Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 12 December 2011
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Downloads To Date: 6912
Developer: Mosaic Project
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Mosiac Desktop
Get the Windows 8 look with Mosiac Desktop Beta

One of the most talked about features of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 release is the redesigned interface it boasts. Mosaic Desktop is a free utility that enables you to add the mosaic tiled desktop to your computer without having to wait until Windows 8 is released.

The Mosaic interface comprises a series of tiles, each of which can be used to house different information panels. You may choose to display the number of unread emails you have in your inbox in one, while another could be reserved for displaying the weather forecasts. There are a number of widgets to choose from, and some of them can be run in full screen mode.

You can also add links that make it easy to access your favourite web sites and applications, and the fact that the program can be configured to start automatically with Windows means that it could almost be used as a shell replacement.

In its own right Mosaic Desktop is nothing special - it is a very basic tool that does little that hasn’t been done before. However, the utility has been very well implemented, and it apes the look and feel of Windows 8 very well. If you just can't wait until the next version of Windows is released, this is well worth checking out.


A good looking customisation tool that doesn’t startle with features, but looks good nonetheless.

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