Though it is a very different environment, which makes its purpose also different, there is a striking similarity between Desk & Archive and Facebook Home.
Every OS (be it Windows or Android) has to address one very large population by providing some common tools which will be useful for as many users as possible. In Windows, this might be even more notable as Windows tries to address both consumer and business market. However, large portions of the market might need somewhat different tools and would feel better with them. If you are a Facebook user, you might feel that Facebook is too far away from your main screen and your interaction. And that is what Facebook Home tries to address.
On the other hand, there are many people that base their business work on documents. Windows doesn’t address them as good as possible, thus making their work less productive. That’s where Desk & Archive comes onto the stage with a new reinvented view on windows desktop and user workflow.