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Old 04-01-2010, 05:28 AM
Eriq Cook
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Default Experience Windows Phone 7 Series on your Windows Desktop with Omnimo UI

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/omnimo-desktop-windows-given-fashion-makeover-with-phone-7-seri/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/...h-phone-7-seri/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Can't wait for Windows Phone 7 Series, but can't hack the emulator, either? Don't lose hope, Windows junkies -- you can still bring some semblance of WP7S order into your life with this Metro UI-inspired desktop HUD..."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1270094623.usr72.jpg" style="border: #d2d2bb 1px solid;" /></p><p><a href="http://fediafedia.deviantart.com/art/Omnimo-UI-1-01-for-Rainmeter-158707137" target="_blank">Omnimo UI</a> is an open-source Windows desktop customization tool based on <a href="http://rainmeter.net/RainCMS/" target="_blank">Rainmeter</a>, which will overlay your desktop with the look &amp; feel of Windows Phone 7 Series. It's a pretty interesting tool and&nbsp;includes many useful widgets, shortcuts and "live" services including Gmail, Twitter, iTunes and more.</p><p><a href="http://fediafedia.deviantart.com/art/Omnimo-UI-1-01-for-Rainmeter-158707137" target="_blank">Omnimo UI</a> is available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. There's a <a href="http://lifehacker.com/5504465/how-to-transform-your-windows-desktop-with-an-amazing-windows-phone-7+style-hud" target="_blank">detailed guide</a> over at Lifehacker with desktop preparation and installation instructions.</p><p>Personally I've never installed a desktop customization tool and have to wonder how it affects overall Windows desktop performance. But I'm tempted to find a spare workstation and test it out (this wouldn't be a bad tool to use on a slate-style device).</p><p>Are any of you currently using Omnimo UI or plan on trying it out? Give us your feedback!</p>
 
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