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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RE: Marketing Department
by moondevil on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 07:27 UTC in reply to "Marketing Department"
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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[3]: Marketing Department
by Athlander on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 08:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Marketing Department"
Athlander Member since:
2008-03-10

True! They also own Media Markt - in some European countries the most important consumer electronics retailer (especially those countries without a strong online retail culture).

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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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RE[3]: Marketing Department
by zima on Mon 6th Aug 2012 14:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Marketing Department"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

or they looked up "Metro" in the urban dictionary. Before Microsoft started using the term, that is the definition I was aware of

Seriously? More than, you know, metropolitan rapid transit networks, or many public transport networks in general? (quite a few with the word in their proper name; in many languages, the word being a general term to describe them) Or "metro" overall as a shortened "metropolitan area"?
(also, there's the Metro newspaper - with its many worldwide edition, possibly the one with largest circulation)

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