Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Home ITIt’s official: Microsoft has KILLED its Metro nomenclature for Windows 8, but obviously, the company has not killed off the Metro interface.
Windows 8 is alive but Metro (the name for its graphical user interface) is dead. Microsoft apparently had to abandon the Metro name because of a trademark dispute. Some media pundits believe the Metro naming blunder is a huge setback for Microsoft. But let’s be honest: The average PC buyer has never heard of Metro.
Ever since we heard the first rumors about Microsoft dropping the “Metro” moniker for its new touch interface and its app, there has been a lot of confusion about what the new interface should be called. Is it the new Windows UI? Windows 8-style UI? The modern UI? Are these Windows 8 apps or Windows Store app? Is it still Metro and all the rumors were false?