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?
Featured | Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Home ITIf you need a paid start button replacement for Windows 8, while also being able to run full-screen “Metro” apps in a regular window like any other app, then RetroUI is the answer, but there are other free and paid options to consider, including Stardock’s almost $8 deal for Start8 and Decor8.
Not all applications running on Windows eight is Windows 8 applications. Do you? Mary Jo Foley has a scoop on the Metro during the time of Microsoft’s failure to find out the terms utilized to describe a great interface on Windows Telephone tile / eight angry with your companion Metro Group. Rather of preserving its [...]
Here is a reminder for developers who want to write apps for Windows 8′s Metro mode (or whatever Microsoft prefers to call it these days): the only way to distribute your apps to consumers is through the Windows Store. This isn’t actually a new policy but one that Microsoft announced a year ago.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicWith just days to go before Microsoft launches its Windows 8 OS and first Surface RT tablet, the wait for Windows 8 to launch out the gate is nearly over.
Featured | Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicNo longer can Microsoft afford to wait three years until the next version of Windows, challenged as it is by Apple and Google’s much more frequent OS updates and upgrades, both major and minor, and with Microsoft itself saying faster updates for Windows 8 are on the cards, here’s what we’d like to see.