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: Metro has a new name
by saso on Sat 4th Aug 2012 22:15 UTC in reply to "Metro has a new name"
saso
Member since:
2007-04-18

Would be hilarious, especially considering the still well remembered and "beloved" Windows Me :-D

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RE[2]: Metro has a new name
by Laurence on Sun 5th Aug 2012 00:51 in reply to "RE: Metro has a new name"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Would be hilarious, especially considering the still well remembered and "beloved" Windows Me :-D

I think most people worked out his joke without the additional narration from yourself :p

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RE[3]: Metro has a new name
by thavith_osn on Sun 5th Aug 2012 03:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro has a new name"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

"Would be hilarious, especially considering the still well remembered and "beloved" Windows Me :-D

I think most people worked out his joke without the additional narration from yourself :p
"

I think most people worked out we didn't need the addition narration without your additional narration (oh, now I've added one)...

:-)

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RE[3]: Metro has a new name
by saso on Sun 5th Aug 2012 22:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro has a new name"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

My deepest apologies for burdening your eyes with an additional dozen or so words to read today.

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