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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Name change
by leos on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 15:00 UTC
leos
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2005-09-21

I expect at least 3 articles complaining about how the bullies at Metro AG are forcing Microsoft to degrade their product name.

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RE: Name change
by Fergy on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 17:27 in reply to "Name change"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I expect at least 3 articles complaining about how the bullies at Metro AG are forcing Microsoft to degrade their product name.

Bullying the bully? Who cares?

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RE: Name change
by quackalist on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 17:57 in reply to "Name change"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Not that I give a rats-ass but I'm puzzled...Metro is a common moniker for all sorts of stuff...the local 'Tube' in Newcastle is called the Metro & am sure it wouldn't take long to come up with a long list. So unless Metro AG are in the computer interface market why would MS give a monkeys?

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RE[2]: Name change
by tanzam75 on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 21:13 in reply to "RE: Name change"
tanzam75 Member since:
2011-05-19

Yes, well, Microsoft Excel ran into a trademark dispute in the late 1980s -- and it's not like the other company was in the spreadsheet business, either.

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RE[2]: Name change
by lucas_maximus on Sat 4th Aug 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE: Name change"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Pod is also a well used term, still trademarked by Apple.

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RE[2]: Name change
by zima on Mon 6th Aug 2012 01:00 in reply to "RE: Name change"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

So unless Metro AG are in the computer interface market why would MS give a monkeys?

Metro AG is quite big in selling Windows PCs market.

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