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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Comment by M.Onty
by M.Onty on Thu 9th Aug 2012 22:02 UTC
M.Onty
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2009-10-23

Bet it took them a while to come up with that one.

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RE: Comment by M.Onty
by WorknMan on Fri 10th Aug 2012 03:29 in reply to "Comment by M.Onty"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Bet it took them a while to come up with that one.


Yeah, and the marketing schmuck who came up with it probably makes a six-figured salary too. I'm sure it's gonna sound good when Windows 9 comes out ;) It's even more perplexing than processor names, which I have actually stayed awake at night trying to figure out how they could take something that's so simple and f**k it up so badly, and to pay people who do it a lot of money. (i3/i5/i7 ... WTF does that even mean? It's not even like 'i7 is better than i5', because that isn't always the case.) It reminds me of a CEO who ran a company into the ground, and got $8 million on his way out as a severance package. Hell, if you wanted to destroy your company, you should've hired me... I would've done it for half that amount.

Edited 2012-08-10 03:32 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by M.Onty
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 10th Aug 2012 05:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by M.Onty"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah, and the marketing schmuck who came up with it probably makes a six-figured salary too. I'm sure it's gonna sound good when Windows 9 comes out ;)

Now that's funny, and it's something I haven't thought about... very good point.

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RE[2]: Comment by M.Onty
by Lennie on Fri 10th Aug 2012 09:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by M.Onty"
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2007-09-22

They probably will give it some different colours and call the old colours: Classic

Like they did on Windows XP with the Windows 2000/Windows 9x style.

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RE[2]: Comment by M.Onty
by zima on Tue 14th Aug 2012 05:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by M.Onty"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It's even more perplexing than processor names, which I have actually stayed awake at night trying to figure out how they could take something that's so simple and f**k it up so badly, and to pay people who do it a lot of money. (i3/i5/i7 ... WTF does that even mean? It's not even like 'i7 is better than i5', because that isn't always the case.)

i stands for imaginary - also, notably, i^2 = -1

(but stayed awake, seriously?...)

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