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Will the Real re-named Metro name please stand up

  1. #11


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    How about Microsoft gets rid of it so there is no point in having a name for it.

    All there needs to be is two:

    1. Windows 8 - Desktop & Laptop version.
    2. Windows 8 Mobile - Arm Tablets and Phone version.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    How about Microsoft gets rid of it so there is no point in having a name for it.

    All there needs to be is two:

    1. Windows 8 - Desktop & Laptop version.
    2. Windows 8 Mobile - Arm Tablets and Phone version.
    In 2016 I plan to vote for the Jesse Ventura / Ron Paul ticket but with that, you could pull it off too. These would be such easy changes to make and satisfy everyone - it's incredible that Microsoft didn't realize this.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Not sure if you're joking, and don't wish to hijack the thread.. but speaking as someone that has already voted for Jesse Ventura once... I would never do so again. I don't regret voting for him, as he did what I wanted him to do.. which was to shake up the political spectrum, but it was short lived.. and Jesse turned out to be someone that doesn't play well with others.

    In other words, be careful for what you wish for. You might get it. We did.
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I was going to post a couple of names I've seen it called but they just end up being all * when I post them. Must be a glitch in the Forum software.
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  5. #15


    Its like "open the Frig" or "Xerox the list". Once its there you can't change it. You do know what a Frig is, don't you?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    Its like "open the Frig" or "Xerox the list". Once its there you can't change it. You do know what a Frig is, don't you?
    a Fridge?
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  7. #17


    Post-Modern UI...
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  8. #18


    Microsoft's website simply refers to it as the Start Screen. That's probably the most descriptive since is technically replaces the Start Button which has been used for years.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Metro or Start Screen(what ever you want to call it) does not replace the Start Button.

    Start Screen is for Metro apps and the Start Button is for the Desktop.
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  10. #20


    The start screen (Metro) Also shows and launches non metro apps. _ Just like the legacy start menu, but with ugly icons instead of text.
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