Microsoft Dumps Metro Name

Poor Microsoft, after almost two years of prepping the public on it’s Windows 8 user-interface, now has to change the “Metro” tag to avoid copyright issues.

“We have used Metro style as a code name during the product development cycle across many of our product lines,” a spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. “As we get closer to launch and transition from industry dialog to a broad consumer dialog we will use our commercial names.”

We wonder what they will name it? I’m sure it will not be tom tom because that’s already taken.

Truly, another marketing failure on the company’s part. But in any case, we believe performance will still be the prime barometer that will determine Windows 8’s success – and UI is just a small part of it.

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