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Aug 7 2012   12:31PM GMT

Windows 8 Interface not to be called “Metro”

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Windows 8 interface will no longer be called “Metro”. I am sure you agree with me when I say that everyone was getting used to calling it that, now Microsoft has to pull that plug and call the interface something else.

According to ZDNet, the reason for Microsoft’s sudden departure from the Metro name is a pending copyright dispute with an unnamed company, while The Verge is more specific with its claims of a leaked internal memo which blames the sudden shift in branding on ‘discussions with an important European partner.’ That partner, The Verge claims, is German company Metro AG. source

So what will they call it now? I have read that they are calling it, “Windows 8-style UI” and “New User Interface”. How blandly original… I am sure they will come up with something different, at least we should hope so. 🙂

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