Microsoft Settles on ‘Windows 8′ name in Place of ‘Metro UI’

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Not long ago, Microsoft got itself in to a bit of a huffle with what we think is Metro Group regarding the use of its Metro UI term to describe the tile screen in Windows 8. Known as ‘Windows Style UI’ since then, Microsoft has apparently now settled on a much simpler term; ‘Windows 8′.

Whilst rather unimaginative, the name does make sense because after all, MS has been keen to brand its whole range of services under its Windows name in order to bring services closer together. If these reports are confirmed (MS is yet to comment), it will mean that ‘Metro-style applications’ will now be known as ‘Windows 8 applications’ and that the ‘Metro user interface’ will now be the ‘Windows 8 user interface.’

In fact, any Metro branded service will now be replaced with ‘Windows 8 Service’.

Whilst this is rather unimportant news in the grand scheme of things, it is good to know that MS it taking their problem with names seriously. CNET, our source, also notes that the Lenovo website lists the Windows 8 name on its new ThinkPad tablet backing up their initial tip. For more on this story, follow the link below. Thanks, CNET.


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One Response to Microsoft Settles on ‘Windows 8′ name in Place of ‘Metro UI’

  1. james says:

    Windows 8, Metro UI, whatever. The only thing that matters is how good it is…

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