Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 02:12 UTC, submitted by KLU9
Microsoft Eh. Microsoft has instructed its employees to drop the name 'Metro', due to a trademark conflict with an 'an important European partner'. The Verge has learned that Microsoft plans to unveil a new name next week. Considering Microsoft has been beating the Metro drum for quite a few years now, this all seems a bit silly. The European partner in question is believed to be Metro AG, a huge collection of electronic retail stores covering several different chains (I've got a few within a few kilometres of my middle-of-nowhere hick hometown). Depending on what they come up with, I will continue to use the Metro name. I like it, and I don't give a rat's bum about trademark disputes.
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RE: Just call it what it is
by zima on Sat 11th Aug 2012 23:12 UTC in reply to "Just call it what it is"
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Why not just call it what it really is instead of fooling the less intelligent with all this marketing.
Windows 6.2

So, you seem to think it's sensible to go down with version number - that's so "intelligent" of you...

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