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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RE: Why do you care?
by spudley99 on Fri 10th Aug 2012 12:57 UTC in reply to "Why do you care?"
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Thom, IMO this is not OS News nor something to gripe about.

In fact, this *is* OS News. Unless you consider Windows to not be an OS. Your comment may apply to other articles here about IP, but this one really is about an OS.

But I digress.

For me, this isn't going to change my life. I'm not likely to use Windows 8 any time soon anyway, so this isn't going to affect me, except to enjoy the irony of Microsoft being forced to drop a generic word from a product name.

To be frank, this is karma catching up on MS for their abuse of the words "Windows", "Word" and "Office" back in the day. Let them eat the cake they baked.

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