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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RE[2]: Windows Phone 7
by cyrilleberger on Fri 10th Aug 2012 09:15 UTC 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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RE[3]: Windows Phone 7
by ze_jerkface on Fri 10th Aug 2012 17:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows Phone 7"
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You can have low sales and positive user feedback.

There are endless products that were highly rated by their owners but never gain mass popularity.

Windows 8 however has negative user feedback and will have low sales relative to previous editions.

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RE[4]: Windows Phone 7
by bassbeast on Fri 10th Aug 2012 19:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Windows Phone 7"
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Yeah I can think of another one...the Zune.

You will ALWAYS find somebody to like something, after all there is AMC Pacer and Gremlin car clubs where they just gush about those cars but i think we can all agree the Pacer and the Gremlin were crap cars put out by a dying company.

If a product bombs, no matter how much money you throw at it? Then there is something WRONG with the product, end of story. Either the public thinks the price is too high, the competition's product is better, or in the case of the Metro UI its just a fugly design, but when you throw buckets and buckets of money at marketing and can't get anybody to take it then its time to go back to the drawing board.

Sadly what we see instead is Sinofsky is so damned arrogant he truly believes he can force the market to take something the public doesn't want. Anybody catch one of his Win 8 talks? Count how many times the man says 'touchscreens' when talking about Win 8 on X86. He honestly believes, in a dead economy where both Intel and AMD are reporting horrible numbers and are having sales left and right just to move chips that raising the prices by 40%+ to include touchscreens, which people don't want because poking a vertical screen all day is painful, will INCREASE sales!

I'm sorry but if I didn't know better i'd swear it was an Onion parody, the amount of disconnect between reality and the heads of MSFT is just unreal.

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