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“Metro” label causes confusion

Metro, Metro Interface, and Metro Applications are now common terms to those who have started to use Windows 8. Recently, however, Microsoft has decided to use “Modern UI” to refer to its design for the user interface, causing confusion among users and developers.

There is news spreading that the decision to change labels came after a dispute with a German company, Metro AG, who has trademarked “Metro.”

From the beginning it was thought that Microsoft would use the new name to identify the new graphics and interface design courses with Windows 8. There is no official confirmation, but it is clear that any reference to Metro will be replaced with a generic reference to Windows 8.