New substitute for the name "Metro".. *sigh*

MJF had to say about the issue:

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.” It looks as though some OEMs might have got the memo, too. Check out Lenovo’s new promo page for its just-unveiled Windows 8 Thinkpad Tablet 2 (thanks to @Windows4Live for the pointer to this one). I’ve added an arrow to show where “Windows 8 Apps” are mentioned:
You can see the diagram above. There you have it folks, Metro Style is now just Windows 8. On one hand there’s a certain simplicity to the naming. It makes it clear as mud. On the other hand does that mean the Windows 8 desktop apps are not Windows 8 applications. What if I build a Windows 8 desktop app that will only run in Windows 8 desktop (because of hooks into the OS) and not on Windows 7? That app is not a Windows 7 app, it’s a Windows … 8… application?? Whatever. What do you guys and girls think?]]>

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