1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Microsoft: Metro is dead, long live Metro

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Aug 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,811
    Likes Received:
    2,035
  2. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

    Joined:
    18 May 2008
    Posts:
    3,851
    Likes Received:
    124
    Bah! Got my hopes up for that fraction of a microsecond only to have them brutally dashed again! :(
     
  3. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    2,752
    Likes Received:
    108
    Same here I thought, they were getting rid of the stupid metro interface fully but I was wrong so still no windows 8 for me.
     
  4. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    15
    Me too!
     
  5. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    18
    Just call it 8UI and have done with it!
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

    Joined:
    12 Apr 2002
    Posts:
    5,640
    Likes Received:
    740
    No matter what they call it, it'll still probably be known as Metro...
     
  7. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

    Joined:
    3 May 2012
    Posts:
    5,164
    Likes Received:
    145
    Call it phone UI :rolleyes:
     
  8. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

    Joined:
    11 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    47
    Maybe it is just damage control, Metro has got a bad reputation among desktop and laptop users so perhaps they think if they change the name people will buy it thinking it isn't part of Windows anymore.
     
  9. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,071
    Likes Received:
    179
    think Metro AG might have made a slight ` we have copyright` for it ;)
     
  10. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2011
    Posts:
    758
    Likes Received:
    15
    Damage control for the 0.001% of people in the world who have even heard of "Metro UI" because they're on tech forums like Bit-Tech?

    *Most* people don't even know Windows 8 is coming out soon let alone know that it's got a different user-interface.

    Besides, if Microsoft were so worried about reputations, they'd have rebranded THEMSELVES years ago!
     
  11. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

    Joined:
    8 May 2010
    Posts:
    2,478
    Likes Received:
    176
    Maybe they don't like having a real name for it as it's not so much a single idea but a whole bucket of them thrown together and mixed up with a big ol' stick. From the 'metrofication' of desktop apps (Visual Studio) to the new start screens... they're different and so calling them both 'Metro' is a bit strange
     
  12. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag New Member

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    10
    I would normally agree with Aracos, but the 1 and only thing that makes him wrong is from what I recall, the name Metro isn't actually used in Windows 8 - it's just called the Start Screen. This means that no matter what they change it to, people aren't really going to know the difference.


    I would have to disagree with MS rebranding themselves. While to tech people they really do have a bad reputation, most people and companies still associate them as a succesful company, which is why they're still by far the most popular in PCs. Besides, they're big enough that if they changed the name, everyone would know.
     
  13. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

    Joined:
    18 May 2008
    Posts:
    3,851
    Likes Received:
    124
    Well, "Metro UX" is a _lot_ more than just the new Start screen. It's just that said start screen is the most visible part of Metro right now.
     
  14. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2011
    Posts:
    758
    Likes Received:
    15
    It was a joke...

    *sigh*
     
  15. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,700
    Likes Received:
    99
    Tech enthusaits were not buying it to begin with whatever they call it

    Since we're less than 0.00001% of the market I have a feeling Microsoft does not care

    Vista still sold well despite its slating from most foke.
     
  16. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag New Member

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    10
    Hardcore enthusaists are very few, but general computer enthusiasts are higher than the number of linux users (considering that like 99% of all linux users are enthusiasts of some degree, and there are PLENTY of enthusaists who have never used linux) and linux usage is around 2% I think?

    In a general economic standpoint, Vista sold well. Compared to MS's other OSes, it did pretty bad. Let's face it - Vista did poorly enough that I've been finding software compatible with XP and 7 but actaully skips over Vista.


    @XXAOSICXX
    No need to be condescending about it... the idea wasn't entirely unreasonable.
     
  17. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

    Joined:
    3 May 2012
    Posts:
    5,164
    Likes Received:
    145
    Pretty much anything that goes on 7 will go on Vista. They are pretty much the same O/S
     
  18. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    10
  19. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,811
    Likes Received:
    2,035
    UPDATE (but not one worth writing an entire new story about):
    Metro is now being called "modern" and "Windows 8," depending on context. How terribly dull.
     
  20. Knowbody

    Knowbody New Member

    Joined:
    15 Aug 2012
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Perhaps their plan is to reintroduce Microsoft Bob, by making it look good by comparison
     

Share This Page