Windows Core OS concept shown off in interactive UWP app

What you need to know

  • A new app shows off what Windows Core OS could look like in motion.
  • The app is made by the developer behind Huetro.
  • Windows Core OS is Microsoft's modern operating system.

A new app called ModernOS shows off what Windows Core OS could look like in motion. The app is built by Niels Laute, the developer behind Huetro for Hue. Laute implemented his experience with the Windows 10 Fluent Design language and UWP applications to create the interactive app. Specifically, ModernOS shows what the Santorini version of Windows Core OS would look like. Santorini will run on laptops, 2-in-1s, and other devices.

While Microsoft has not shown off Santorini, we shared what it and other versions of Windows Core OS will look like in our guide to the upcoming operating system. The concept included in the ModernOS app looks very similar to what we recreated. It features Fluent Design, a centered Start Button, and app icons rather than Live Tiles. The concept also includes a reimagined media control UI.

You can download ModernOS from Github for free.

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