Microsoft drops 'Metro' name for Windows 8

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  1. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

    KnightWRX

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    For those that care about Windows 8 :

    Microsoft drops 'Metro' name for Windows 8

    Trademark dispute it seems with a Europeen partner (though that remains to confirm, they use "The Verge" as their source...).
     
  2. calb macrumors 6502

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    Metro was nice, but the clunky one is just an interim measure.

     
  3. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    So Metro was a codename but MS don't have a suitable actual name? OK, MS, I believe you :rolleyes:
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I liked the name Metro. Shame they're unable to use it. I was hoping they'd do what they did to Apple over the 'App Store' name and just name it Metro regardless. :D
     
  5. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    like when they interviewed Ryan Seacrest and he was like "i'm known to be Metro too!" :rolleyes:
     
  6. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    Too bad for the name change, now I'll have to throw all my 'They called it Metro because it would be best to keep it under the ground' jokes out of the window.

    Maybe MS should name it Diarrhea, as in 'fast and fluid'.

    :D
     
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  8. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    According to german news reports the name change is because of a large german retail group (Metro) who happen to own several chains of stores that sell consumer electronics.
    They only use the name Metro for their wholesale outlets and as a company name though, all consumer focused shops run under different names.
    It seems Microsoft has not been ordered to drop the name, but have agreed to do so to avoid any legal problems in the future.
    Anyway, that is what the german media has to say about it at the moment.
     

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