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  1. #11


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    Just the name...

    I think that the internal MS lawyers are just being jumpy and they have decided to duck out of being a target for potential lawsuits. In one case (the article I posted) said they wanted developers to refer to it as "The New Interface" but some other Microsoft people have been casually referring to is as the "Windows 8 Interface" or the "Windows 8 Style". Neither of which rolls off the tongue :/

    I'd vote for calling it "Colorforms UI" but the lawyers would shoot that down pretty quick

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  2. #12


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    They can call it anything they want , it will still be ugly
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  3. #13


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    Col Travis has a point.

    Might be something to do with distancing themselves from the bad publicity Metro has received.
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  4. #14


    Very funny, guys. Somehow I intuitively knew some of you would have some sarcastic, but humorous comments.

    Obviously a German company owns the copyrights to the word "Metro". It is, of course, an abbreviation to Metropolitan. I would think that the Swiss government or a Swiss company would have made claim, since the design was created there back in the 50's. International Typographic Style - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Any which way, I think it to be childish to dispute. How about all others that use the word? Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's just like the dispute between Miller and other beer companies about the word "Lite". Gimme a break! Minor dispute compared with our other worldwide human problems!

    Since M$ is heeding to the owner, I suggest Metropolitan 8. Metropolitan has relation to the words "fast" or "quicker" in modern times. Therefore Metropolitan 8 to be a quicker way to navigate just as a high-speed train. Or copyright the word Metro8. Can't dispute that if one creates a word. How about Metro8UI?

    All in all, a beautiful, well-thought-out interface.
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  5. #15


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    MS to drop term "metro"


    It looks like MS have dropped the ball again at this late stage.
    And have invent a new term.
    see hereBBC News - Microsoft drops 'Metro' name for Windows 8
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Is it just the name they are dropping or the whole UI ?


    We can but hope.
    I enjoyed this.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    I really don't see how this can be enforced, after all the two companies are not selling identical merchandise and metro is a very common word.

    That being said the word "metro" has a distinct NEGATIVE connotation to it at least in the USA where people tend to think of it being used with the word sexual, as in the phrase "Metro Sexual". Yes, metro sexuals are slightly effeminate males who are straight but like to be in touch with their feelings and also usually end up buying over priced property or old run down housing in cities where it is trendy to "gentrify" the areas once where skid row housed those down on their luck. Of course those poor souls are run off to be replaced by expensive town homes with BMWs parked outside.

    "Metro-sexual" is so 2005. Anyways, I could care less what they call it, it still sucks and is 10 steps backwards for the Windows OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beedubaya View Post
    "Metro-sexual" is so 2005. Anyways, I could care less what they call it, it still sucks and is 10 steps backwards for the Windows OS.
    It's interesting, even though the term has faded from as much use as a few years ago, the person it describes still seems to be around in great numbers. Unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Is it just the name they are dropping or the whole UI ?


    We can but hope.

    Someone needs to use this as their signature.
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  10. #20


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    LOL.

    My brother in law ( sadly he has shuffled off this mortal coil) was a director of the European company Metro AG at one time.


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