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Imitate Windows 8 with Mosaic Desktop

As the launch of Windows 8 draws closer and closer, and increasingly tantalising details creep out about the operating system, the number of tools that enable you to mimic the look or copy the features of the next version of Windows also increases. One such tool is Mosaic Desktop. which enables you to bring the look of the redesign to your Windows 7 computer.

The tiled interface can be used to display a range of information — from the date and time to the state of your inbox. There are a number of tiles that can be added to the interface, some of which show information about your computer, while other pull in information from the Internet. In order to add new tiles to the basic set that is included by default, you need to pay a visit to the Mosaic ‘store’.

Here you can choose from tiles that provide access to the Control Panel or the desktop, make it easy to interact with your Hotmail or Gmail accounts, or keep an eye on the weather. Mosiac Desktop can also be used as a launcher tool, as it is possible to add program and web site shortcuts to the interface to provide easy access to those that you use most frequently.

It is worth bearing in mind that this is beta software, and in tests it did prove to be a little unstable at time. That said, if you just can’t get enough of Windows 8, it is worth taking a look at and keeping an eye open for future updates.

You can find out more and download a free copy of the tool by paying a visit to the Mosaic Desktop review page.

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