The Verge reports Microsoft is halting the internal and external use of the term "Metro" when talking about the upcoming Windows 8 operating system's new design language due to a copyright conflict with an important European partner.
A replacement term to describe "Metro" is anticipated by the end of this week, possibly today. Until then, Microsoft employees are urged to refer to the Metro style user itnerface as the "Windows 8 style UI".
Microsoft is killing off the use of its Metro design name to describe a tiled interface in Windows Phone and Windows 8. We brought you news of the change earlier today, but a tipster has provided an internal memo sent to Microsoft employees confirming the move. In it, Microsoft reveals that "discussions with an important European partner" led to the decision to "discontinue the use" of the Metro branding for Windows 8 and other Microsoft products — one that employees must adhere to immediately.
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Re: Microsoft bans use of Metro (but only the name) by Anonymous on Sunday, August 05 2012 @ 01:21:44 CEST
How about 'complete crap interface that looks as if it were designed by five year olds'?