Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 22:36 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 8 has gone gold, Microsoft can move on to other things. With Windows 8, the most important of these is probably to make sure people know how to actually use it. Metro is filled to the brim with hard-to-discover features, but Microsoft has a plan. Will it be enough?
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Marketing Department
by moondevil on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 07:02 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Sometimes you really got to love the marketing department.

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RE: Marketing Department
by moondevil on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 07:27 in reply to "Marketing Department"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Actually I was wrong. It seems that the German Metro group was getting ready to sue Microsoft over the name.

So Microsoft decided to change the name, instead of waiting for the suit to follow.

http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/08/02/microsoft-ditches-metro-now-u...

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RE[2]: Marketing Department
by dsmogor on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 07:33 in reply to "RE: Marketing Department"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Metro group is no small fish, so after recent rampant product bans in Germany their lawyer made a wise choice.

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RE[2]: Marketing Department
by Vinegar Joe on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 20:03 in reply to "RE: Marketing Department"
Vinegar Joe Member since:
2006-08-16

Actually I was wrong. It seems that the German Metro group was getting ready to sue Microsoft over the name.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRTngtsOY8Q

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its either that or they looked up "Metro" in the urban dictionary. Before Microsoft started using the term, that is the definition I was aware of. There are men in general that would avoid it, or would not dare to use it in a sentence with another guy who might not be familiar with it. Although, there really isn't a need to use the name for the interface, you could just call it the new windows 8 interface.

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