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  Sorry, Microsoft, the Experts Have Spoken: Windows 8’s Interface Is Called Metro
Time: 04:11 EST/09:11 GMT | News Source: Time Magazine | Posted By: Robert Stein

Until August, there was an easy answer to that question: You called it Metro, the name Microsoft gave to the streamlined, tile-oriented, largely pleasing look and feel that it has rolled out, in various forms, in Windows 8, Windows Phone, Outlook.com and other products and services. And then Microsoft abandoned the moniker — apparently because of a trademark dispute involving the German retailing firm Metro AG, though I don’t believe anyone has ever publicly acknowledged that as the reason.

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