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Microsoft's 'Metro' Is No More, It's Windows 8 UI

     
9:10 am on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft's 'Metro' Is No More, It's Windows 8 UI [zdnet.com]
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."



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9:46 am on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.
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call it what you want.... i'll still call it ******

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They have been on the way to be cool. Now they stumbled again, 'coz the Metro Trading Corp in Switzerland is probably their biggest distributor in Europe and they do not like the name similarities.

Microsoft got it... almost... again... too bad!
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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.

In the meantime, Windows 8, bring it on.
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Who gives a cr**
1:12 am on Aug 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Metro was a stupid name, sounded like a subway, I hated it.

Since it looks like tiles I thought Windows "Tiles" might've played and instead of screen wallpaper you could have a "backsplash" on your computer, etc.
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it still never fails, give someone w8 that has never seen it before..... watch them stumble around confused wondering how to work a computer.