Here's the official guidance, my sources say: Anything currently/formerly known as a "Metro-Style application" (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a "Windows 8 application." References to the "Metro user interface" will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface." And instead of saying "Metro design," the Softies and those adhering to their official guidelines will be using the words "Windows 8 design."
Msg#: 4483433 posted 11:55 am on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sounds like they couldn't think of any compelling name, so they chose the most obvious that they could come up with. Problem is, this term "Windows 8 application" does not really distinguish a Metro application from a classical desktop application.
Yet another insult to people who don't like Metro, and want the classical Windows desktop, with the Start button included.
Msg#: 4483433 posted 4:21 pm on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm happy with it being called Windows 8, and i'll wait until i've tested it and used it before I pass judgement on the OS. I've been very happy with XP, although Vista was not up to scratch. Win 7 seems to be pretty stable, too.