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 Tony Swash on Fri 10th Aug 2012 14:40 UTC
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Thom - whilst on the subject of Apple's legal battle with Samsung (you brought this up not I) any chance of clarifying your position on the leaked Samsung document covered by this OS News item:

http://www.osnews.com/comments/26256

In the comment thread of that debate you mentioned a couple of times the possibility of the translation being wrong, a bit odd as Samsung itself had never raised that defence, and I am now assuming that you accept the validity of the translation.

Accepting the accuracy of the translation of the Samsung document at face value for the sake of debate - what is your view on the contents of this document?

Does the Samsung approach to product design it reveals appear acceptable to you and how in your opinion does such an approach enhance innovation in the tech industry?

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RE: Respond
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2012 14:53 in reply to "Respond"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

My response is on the frontpage. Where I linked to the document.

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RE[2]: Respond
by MOS6510 on Fri 10th Aug 2012 15:14 in reply to "RE: Respond"
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2011-05-12

Yes... but on the front page is also:

"Microsoft not being allowed to use the Metro name here is just as ridiculous as Apple trolling Samsung."

If Samsung indeed copied the iPhone, like Apple claims and their own document kind of proves, how can Apple's actions still be described as ridiculous and trolling?

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