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: Comment by ptmb
by Lennie on Fri 10th Aug 2012 09:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by ptmb"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Isn't that obvious ? Because the non-ARM x86/amd64 desktop version is not RT.

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RE[2]: Comment by ptmb
by darknexus on Fri 10th Aug 2012 13:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by ptmb"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Isn't that obvious ? Because the non-ARM x86/amd64 desktop version is not RT.

However, their new API is called WinRT. Yet more name confusion. Windows RT vs WinRT: two different yet somewhat related items. Now, on top of that, this new name change. And I thought keeping track of idiotic patents was difficult… If Microsoft wants to continue calling themselves developer-friendly, they need to keep the marketing team away from their Windows internals division.

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RE[3]: Comment by ptmb
by Lennie on Fri 10th Aug 2012 15:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ptmb"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think I also heared that applications for ARM aren't source compatible with x86/amd64 and vice versa. If that is true that would be really stupid.

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