Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 21:38 UTC
Windows "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'." Microsoft not being allowed to use the Metro name here is just as ridiculous as Apple trolling Samsung. All ridiculous exponents of the western world's IP fetish.
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this sounds messy
by Lion on Fri 10th Aug 2012 01:33 UTC
Lion
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This sounds like a recipe for confusion...

Metro as distinct from desktop apps made sense.
A Metro application was one that ran full screen and used Metro-style widgets.
As opposed to a desktop application which might have metro styling influences (eg: Office 2013) and be primarily intended to run on Windows 8.

With the new descriptors there's no clear distinction between a fullscreen touch-ui type app and a desktop app. This may be desirable from the MS point of view but it's terribly confusing for discussion purposes.

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