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[3]: Just call it what it is
by Laurence on Mon 6th Aug 2012 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just call it what it is"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Um... it's running on Windows NT 6.2 At least the release preview.

I'm pretty sure that's what he meant.

I know that's what he meant and I was stating that it's not NT 6.2. If you read the link I posted you'd see that the version number is only stored as 6.2 for compatibility reasons but it's still regarded as v8.

I agree it's a completely retarded approach to version numbering, but that's MS for you :p

Edited 2012-08-06 20:48 UTC

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btrimby Member since:
2009-09-30

Eh.

I'd say that's marketing vs technical. It doesn't really matter either way.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Eh.

I'd say that's marketing vs technical. It doesn't really matter either way.

Not really. Versions numbers are just arbitrary and you can make an app return whatever version number you want - even incorrect version numbers if you choose to.

So there's no reason why MS can't get ver to report 6.x while the revision / versioning system they use inside Redmond has the Win7 and Win8 NT branches archived under 7 and 8 respectively.

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