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Windows 8 Start Screen Full 3.0

Get the look of Widows 8 whether you are using XP, Vista or Windows 7

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Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 February 2012
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Windows 8 Start Screen Full 3.0 For XP, Vista and 7
Get the WIndows look with Windows 8 Start Screen Full 3.0

Just because Windows 8 has not been released yet, it does not mean that your computer cannot look like you have it installed. You may not fancy installing a developer preview or a beta version of the operating system, but by installing Windows 8 Start Screen Full 3.0 For XP, Vista and 7, you can get the look of Windows 8’s tile start screen which can be used to access programs, web sites and more.

There are numerous tools that you can use to tweak the appearance of whatever version of Windows you are running so that it mimics the look of Windows 8, but this particular tool makes things easier than ever. There is no need to worry about fiddling with registry settings or potentially dangerous system files – everything is taken care of for you thanks to the handy installer. All you need is this single tool, so there is no need to install a stream of skinning apps.

The big change with the look of Windows 8 is the new tiled interface, and this is something that is perfectly replicated here. There are tiles that can be customized to show your Twitter feed, Flickr images, Gmail inbox and much more as well as others that can be used to access programs and folders. Weighing in at under 12Mb, this is a lightweight package that will not slow down your computer.

It is worth pointing out that in order to install the Windows * Transformation pack that is needed to make use of the start screen, you will need to obtain a free product key. The installation process will guide you through the process of getting hold of the necessary key. In just a few moments you will find that you are able to completely transform the look of your desktop and experience the look and feel of Windows 8 for yourself.

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Quick and easy to install and boasting some impressive results, this is a great way to see how you like the look of Windows 8

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Spektrel Art 1.0.0

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Spektrel Art is a stand-alone program and Photoshop plugin which transforms digital photos into "magical art that glimmers and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light".

What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

There's surprising scope for variation, too. For example, just switching from the "Light" to "Dark" theme can transform a bright and friendly image into something dark and sinister, at least in some cases (results vary depending on the source image).

Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

SPECIAL OFFER: as we write, the developer is offering Spektral Art for free. The offer expires August 29th. Please note that you must provide your name, address and phone number to receive your free license.

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