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Microsoft Dumps Metro from Windows 8
Authored by: kuroshima on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 10:47 AM EDT
I think a more apt name would be "Windows 8 my desktop"

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    • Windows H8 - Authored by: PJ on Sunday, August 05 2012 @ 11:36 PM EDT
Microsoft Dumps Metro from Windows 8
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 11:16 AM EDT
"Metro" is used by several hundred different inner-dity train lines
around the planet.

Not that that sort of thing has stopped them before, they like using generic
names for their products.

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Microsoft Dumps Metro from Windows 8
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 11:24 AM EDT
How about:

"Button Interface"

That follows MS standard paractice of calling things by generic names that are
easily confused with the term for what they are a type of, to let themselves
believe that they are the only product in the market.

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Microsoft Dumps Metro name - suggested name
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 11:42 AM EDT
What about List: Lots of Irritating Silly Tiles.

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Microsoft Dumps Metro from Windows 8
Authored by: cjk fossman on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 11:55 AM EDT
How about combining the names of two of its "better" software
products, Excel and Access.

That would result in Excess.

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Truth in advertising
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 01:20 PM EDT
To keep things honest, it should be called BorgUI...

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Microsoft Dumps Metro from Windows 8
Authored by: Steve Martin on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 01:39 PM EDT
Is the name "Titanic" trademarked?


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"When I say something, I put my name next to it." -- Isaac Jaffe, "Sports Night"

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I suggest "Disco"...
Authored by: betajet on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 01:45 PM EDT
...because Disco is already dead. It will save time.

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Windows AE (Apocalypse Edition)
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 01:47 PM EDT
Based on what game developers are saying about it.

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Microsoft Dumps Metro from Windows 8
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 02:06 PM EDT
There is a company here named Metro that provides and services those portable
outhouses you see on construction sites. They would not have approved of MS
tarnishing their reputation by naming a release of Windows after them.

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How about MT ?
Authored by: Kilz on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 03:27 PM EDT
Wts been empty of real innovation and usability for awhile
now.

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Android / iOS Metro Europe ap
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 04:03 PM EDT
If we have to come up with a name, I'll pick "Klunky," but I'm not good that that sort of thing.
Deep speculation is that somebody already owned the trade mark "Metro"
As someone already mentioned, the term "Metro" is often used for train or subway based mass transit systems. It's hard to believe that there would be a conflict there, though, because that would be a completely different market. The Verge is claiming that an internal Microsoft memo said that the change came about because of "discussions with an important European partner". There is a Europe metro app for Android and a Metro Europe app for iOS. Both seem to be subway / train guides. I doubt those would be the problem, though. The iOS product seems to be a scaled-down version of Metro Maximus, which is world-wide. Microsoft would have pretty much had to know about that already if they tried to check at all.

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