Microsoft: Not Metro, not Modern UI, call it the new Windows UI

Microsoft: Not Metro, not Modern UI, call it the new Windows UI.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/08/SjJPmF.png[/newsimage]Only one day left till Windows 8 gets its official release and there's still a lot confusion about the name of the new GUI that's part of Microsoft's latest OS. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-not-metro-not-modern-ui-call-it-the-new-windows-ui-64515/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-not-metro-not-modern-ui-call-it-the-new-windows-ui-64515/)


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I call it dreadful, I actually shudder every time I see that UI

Vox, I enjoy The Register. Not quite the same way as I enjoy The Onion, but Thur Oct 25’s Register is posting “The Leaked Win8 Survival Guide”.

The second Question (big blue Q) is [B]What disruption should I expect in Windows® 8â„¢?[/B] and its very last entry says it all…

[B][I]“To maintain a consistent level of inconsistency, Windows® 8â„¢ also features non-deterministic design elements.” [/I][/B]

On Page Two, we are treated to an artist’s renditions of the new Win8 Support Staff & Training Facilities. Please let Microsoft know how many of your staff will want to attend. I believe they have openings in the Spanish bureau currently.

It’s brand new, and called “Metro”. Wait, we changed our minds, it’s now called “Windows 8 Style Gui”. Oops, strike that. Seeing as how it will be released tomorrow, today seems like the best time to start calling it “(New) WIndows User Interface”. We like it, because it’s bland and unoriginal.

Give us a week, and we’ll call it “Super Windows 8 Start Menu”. That way, we can laugh at the people who accuse us of removing that Start Menu from 8. After all, it we’ll be calling it a Start Menu, won’t we? And best of all, It has an “8” in it, so that will make people think about (and buy) Windows 8.

Then, when we receive a public backlash (as people will refuse to call it a “Start Menu”), we might change it again. Or we might not.

I’ll continue calling it what it deserves to be called: complete and utter s**t.

I think Microsoft changed it again a couple days ago to “Windows App Store” interface. And they say that’s their final answer. I think they should have left it “Metro”, and said screw you to the German train system. Like anyone will ever get a computer operating system confused with the German train system.

[QUOTE=BradWright;2662113]I think they should have left it “Metro”, and said screw you to the German train system.[/QUOTE]
The term Metro is hardly used for any trains in Germany. Metro here is the name of a multi-billion dollar (or rather Euros) wholesale group.

I usually call it “the most stupid design for bathroom tiles i’ve ever seen”. Then i remember it’s not a bathroom, but an operating system.