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On Second Thought: Microsoft Is Calling Metro 'Modern UI Style' Now

Word yesterday was that Microsoft was changing the official name of its Metro UI to “Windows 8.” Except, not totally. Today, the Verge is referencing several Microsoft listings for upcoming events referring to Metro/Windows 8/Fancy New UI as Modern UI. Ugh.

If you’re going to confuse the hell out of everyone with an alternative name to the official Windows 8 name, can’t it at least be something fun? Or good? There were so many options! Even if it didn’t go with odds-on favourite Ballmer’s Block Party Bonanza, couldn’t the alt name have been something that doesn’t call to mind filing cabinets and broccoli?

To be totally clear, though, while the Windows 8 naming report is more firm than these Modern UI Style listings, the official replacement to “Metro” hasn’t been announced yet. So maybe Modern is the actual name. Which, you know, not better. [Verge]