Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 21:38 UTC
Windows "Here's the official guidance, my sources say: Anything currently/formerly known as a 'Metro-Style application' (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a 'Windows 8 application'. References to the 'Metro user interface' will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface." And instead of saying 'Metro design', the Softies and those adhering to their official guidelines will be using the words 'Windows 8 design'." Microsoft not being allowed to use the Metro name here is just as ridiculous as Apple trolling Samsung. All ridiculous exponents of the western world's IP fetish.
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by Nelson on Thu 9th Aug 2012 21:49 UTC
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What a stupid replacement name.

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RE: wow
by bassbeast on Fri 10th Aug 2012 18:36 in reply to "wow"
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Its not only stupid, its just gonna make things messier than ever! Does your windows 8 app require the windows 8 UI or the Windows 8 UI...see the problem? The "Metro" apps are limited like cell phone apps, the desktop apps more like traditional which does your program support? win 8 UI or Win 8 UI?

Just one more reason for everyone to avoid win 8 like the plague. From the looks of it its Vista's mistakes turned up to 11, change for the sake of change, bad design choices everywhere, and now this just added some confusion icing to a giant fail cake.

I'm just glad I've moved my customers and family over to Win 7, let MSFT flail around with their failwhale, I have a feeling the only "work" I'll be required to do on Win 8 is the same as with Vista...wiping it for the previous OS.

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