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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Windows Phone 7
by auouymous on Fri 10th Aug 2012 02:26 UTC
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But what about Windows Phone 7 which was released two or more years before Windows 8??? I'm absolutely positive Microsoft was not designing Metro for use with Windows 8. It was merely a new phone/tablet UI that never caught on, so they forced it upon all Windows 8 users to get developers to adopt it.

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RE: Windows Phone 7
by ze_jerkface on Fri 10th Aug 2012 03:30 in reply to "Windows Phone 7"
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Here is what happened:

User feedback on Metro in WP7 was overwhelmingly positive.

Ballmer hands keys to Sinofsky for reasons not entirely clear. Ballmer's judgement ever since the iphone has been highly questionable to say the least.


People sez: Why?

User feedback on Metro in Windows 8 preview is overwhelmingly negative.

Sinofsky being the little egomaniac that he is decided that his idea is actually good and the reviewers are wrong. He also changes his mind on allowing users to bypass metro. His idea is SO SUPER AWESOME that it requires forcing it on users without even leaving a registry disable. Now that sounds like a hot seller!

So now we have to wait for the market to regret this POS so the shareholders can wake up to realize that Ballmer is a madman and Sinofsky is a clueless Jobs wannabe.

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RE[2]: Windows Phone 7
by cyrilleberger on Fri 10th Aug 2012 09:15 in reply to "RE: Windows Phone 7"
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User feedback on Metro in WP7 was overwhelmingly positive.

As shown by the rush to buy WP7 phones. And the exploding sales of those phones. At least, we know that W8 will be a commercial success.

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