Windows 8 Beta Lockscreen Revealed

What we know about the next OS coming from Microsoft is that Windows is slowly making the transition to be both a desktop OS and an OS that would fit onto a tablet-type PC and make sense. The rumor with Windows 8 is that there will be multiple interfaces that will adjust to the device it is running on.

In what appears to be the first of many unveils for the Windows 8 beta (and hopefully not an April fools prank), Microsoft-guru, Paul Thurrott posted on his website,, the welcome screen for the upcoming Windows 8 beta.

Credit: Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows

What is immediately evident, as Paul notes on his website, is that the screen bares a resemblance to the lockscreen found currently on Windows Phone devices (See image below). It’s not apparent what options will be customizable on the welcome screen, but I would imagine that we’ll see email and social notifications, similar to what we currently have on Windows Phones.

To read his entire post on the welcome screen, visit the Supersite here.

Source: Winsupersite

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12 Responses to Windows 8 Beta Lockscreen Revealed

  1. Rik Huls April 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    omg, this is too ugly to imagine (the background). If this is true, I’ll definitely be sticking to Windows 7.

    • Cregan89 April 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

      You’re going to base your OS decision on a background?

  2. Tyler W. April 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    It’s probably customizable.

  3. James April 2, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    The link at the bottom of the page says that the background will most likely be customizable.

  4. Tursunbek April 3, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    Has someone already mentioned that the new filesystem in Windows 8 won’t use filenames or folders? Actually it will internally, but the user won’t be able to name files or see actual filenames, only icons representing file contents will be used instead. Users will not be able to create folders or move files, since they will be grouped automatically by content in libraries. Users can search for files by using terms describing the file content.

    • Benny April 3, 2011 at 7:57 am #

      uh, no. where did you hear this from?

    • James April 4, 2011 at 2:14 am #

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure your wrong…

    • Finickyflame April 5, 2011 at 7:29 am #

      that means my porn will end up in the same place that my wedding video!

    • Vincentyxmin April 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

      You troll, stop spreading rumors.

    • CortexProwl April 8, 2011 at 7:58 am #

      You’re kidding! Microsoft wouldn’t go with that–people would hate it!

  5. Testicle4all June 9, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    it will support both standard filenames and visual files.

  6. Eric S November 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    so would Microsoft Windows and Dave Mathews band be in the same library then, since they both crash? 😛

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