|Microsoft to replace 'Metro' with 'Windows 8'|
|By Thom Holwerda on 2012-08-09 21:38:47|
|"Here's the official guidance, my sources say: Anything currently/formerly known as a 'Metro-Style application' (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a 'Windows 8 application'. References to the 'Metro user interface' will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface." And instead of saying 'Metro design', the Softies and those adhering to their official guidelines will be using the words 'Windows 8 design'." Microsoft not being allowed to use the Metro name here is just as ridiculous as Apple trolling Samsung. All ridiculous exponents of the western world's IP fetish.|
|By Nelson on 2012-08-09 21:49:43|
|What a stupid replacement name.|
|- Score: 7|
|Comment by M.Onty|
|By M.Onty on 2012-08-09 22:02:18|
|Bet it took them a while to come up with that one.|
|- Score: 12|
|Comment by ptmb|
|By ptmb on 2012-08-09 23:03:00|
|I honestly don't know why they didn't go with RT to replace Metro. Their new API is called RT, the ARM version is called RT, why not RT UI and RT Application? Unless they fear more IP problems and decided to go on their old and safe WindowsTM brand.|
|- Score: 2|
|By AnXa on 2012-08-09 23:33:09|
Why the common sense didn't play a role here? Is it really such a difficult task to find out alternative name to replace "Metro" with for example "Subway", "Underground", "Tube", etc... |
oh shit, I already violated three IPs by just listing alternatives... I guess it really is that hard. I mean somebody probably owns the word "News" and could sue OSNews for their name too.
This madness has got to come to an end sooner or later...
|- Score: 3|
|Comment by hoak|
|By hoak on 2012-08-10 01:12:37|
"METRO IS OUR DESIGN LANGUAGE. WE CALL IT METRO BECAUSE IT'S MODERN AND CLEAN. IT'S FAST AND IN MOTION. IT'S ABOUT CONTENT AND TYPOGRAPHY. AND IT'S ENTIRELY AUTHENTIC." |
You have GOT to be kidding me; I just vomited in my mouth... That's as bad, and less accurate than:
"ASS REEK, IT'S THE NEW PERFUME! IT'S PUNGENT & DISTRACTING! AND IT'S ENTIRELY AUTHENTIC."
Edited 2012-08-10 01:21 UTC
|- Score: 5|
|this sounds messy|
|By Lion on 2012-08-10 01:33:45|
This sounds like a recipe for confusion... |
Metro as distinct from desktop apps made sense.
A Metro application was one that ran full screen and used Metro-style widgets.
As opposed to a desktop application which might have metro styling influences (eg: Office 2013) and be primarily intended to run on Windows 8.
With the new descriptors there's no clear distinction between a fullscreen touch-ui type app and a desktop app. This may be desirable from the MS point of view but it's terribly confusing for discussion purposes.
|- Score: 2|
|By quackalist on 2012-08-10 02:24:44|
|Perhaps it means the "formally known as Metro" interface wont be making it to Windows 9?|
|- Score: -1|
|Windows Phone 7|
|By auouymous on 2012-08-10 02:26:47|
|But what about Windows Phone 7 which was released two or more years before Windows 8??? I'm absolutely positive Microsoft was not designing Metro for use with Windows 8. It was merely a new phone/tablet UI that never caught on, so they forced it upon all Windows 8 users to get developers to adopt it.|
|- Score: 1|
|RE: Comment by M.Onty|
|By WorknMan on 2012-08-10 03:29:24|
> Bet it took them a while to come up with that one. |
Yeah, and the marketing schmuck who came up with it probably makes a six-figured salary too. I'm sure it's gonna sound good when Windows 9 comes out :P It's even more perplexing than processor names, which I have actually stayed awake at night trying to figure out how they could take something that's so simple and f**k it up so badly, and to pay people who do it a lot of money. (i3/i5/i7 ... WTF does that even mean? It's not even like 'i7 is better than i5', because that isn't always the case.) It reminds me of a CEO who ran a company into the ground, and got $8 million on his way out as a severance package. Hell, if you wanted to destroy your company, you should've hired me... I would've done it for half that amount.
Edited 2012-08-10 03:32 UTC
|- Score: 6|
|RE: Windows Phone 7|
|By ze_jerkface on 2012-08-10 03:30:44|
Here is what happened: |
User feedback on Metro in WP7 was overwhelmingly positive.
Ballmer hands keys to Sinofsky for reasons not entirely clear. Ballmer's judgement ever since the iphone has been highly questionable to say the least.
Sinofsky sez: I HAVE SUPER AWESOME IDEA. WE SHOULD MAKE ONE UI FOR ALL DEVICES.
People sez: Why?
User feedback on Metro in Windows 8 preview is overwhelmingly negative.
Sinofsky being the little egomaniac that he is decided that his idea is actually good and the reviewers are wrong. He also changes his mind on allowing users to bypass metro. His idea is SO SUPER AWESOME that it requires forcing it on users without even leaving a registry disable. Now that sounds like a hot seller!
So now we have to wait for the market to regret this POS so the shareholders can wake up to realize that Ballmer is a madman and Sinofsky is a clueless Jobs wannabe.
|- Score: 2|