Microsoft will be abandoning the "Metro" name and in its place, the UI will be called "Windows 8-style UI". Talk about a mouthful. Why the change?
According to Ars, it's because a German company threatened to sue. With Windows 8 launch happening soon, Redmond figured it would be easier to just work around it. Unfortunately, while Microsoft put on a brave face about how "Metro" was only a code-name, a look around its website shows that Microsoft had long term plans for "Metro". I mean, it's all over the place.
Hope this doesn't trip things up for Surface and subsequent tablet and phone launches. We general mobile fans and consumers need a strong Microsoft to compete in the market place.