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In the previews of Windows 8 everyone was talking about Metro and since a few weeks ago it's called Modern UI.

Why the change and should I stop using the term Metro?

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closed as not constructive by Dave M, Canadian Luke, KronoS, Indrek, Tom Wijsman Oct 23 '12 at 17:45

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Welcome to Super User! It's though to throw in a last vote, but the main decision that weighted is that you're replicating news, there's also no link to any Microsoft decision on this matter. Super User currently maintains the modern-ui tag just in case, whereas Microsoft actually continued to use Metro as far as I can see and they've only renamed it in some places. So, unless you can back this up with actual facts and references this is unlikely to yield anything constructive; you can still edit both your Q&A and flag to reopen once you have added a verifiable source, thank you... :) –  Tom Wijsman Oct 23 '12 at 17:48
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Modern UI Style is the correct term for Windows 8 and Windows Phone since August 2012.

The german Metro AG had threatened legal action against Microsoft for infringing on the "Metro" trademark. So Microsoft renamed Metro to Modern UI Style.

So maybe we should stop talking about Metro; but still it would have been better.

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