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Windows 8 Metro now called Modern UI

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Microsoft may have nixed its "Metro" branding for the new tile-based design in Windows 8 and Windows Phone, but the company appears to be split over its replacement naming. Earlier this week it was reported that references to "Metro-style applications" would become "Windows 8 applications," and that the "Metro user interface" would be switched to "Windows 8 user interface."

However, Microsoft employees have started using "Modern UI Style" to refer to the new Windows 8 Start Screen and "Modern UI" design in reference to Windows 8 apps. The software giant has used modern, immersive, fast, and fluid to describe its Windows 8 operating system previously - in the early stages of its development - but the common name was always Metro style.

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I don't see any reason to ever want to touch your screen and get it all dirty. And everything I've seen of the Windows 8 UI, I haven't cared for much at all.

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Apparently there were a registry key in one of the previews that allowed you to bypass Metro on boot and get directly to the desktop.

But Microsoft removed that funcionality. :(

I really hate that Microsoft forces Metro on users, even on the advanced registry hacking users.

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