Taking a cue out of the playbooks of famous name-changers like Ron Artest, Cat Stevens and Prince, Microsoft isn’t calling its UI design Metro anymore. Although that’s the official title MS has been using for years, it’s reportedly making the shift due to legal reasons — ever heard of a German company called Metro? Neither have we. But apparently they have lawyers!
In any case, considering Metta World Peace, Yusuf Islam, and [unpronounceable symbol] are already taken, Microsoft will have to carefully craft a new nom de plume. So what should we call it? Last night we asked you that question, and we went deep into the discussion to pull out the best suggestions — and added a few of our own.
The New Start Menu
Windows Box Tiles Ultimate Edition Professional
The Operating System Formerly Known as Metro
Wait For It
Windows Phone 8 Desktop Edition
The Brady Interface
Ballmer’s Block Party Bonanza
WeSettledOutofCourtforLotsofMoney a.k.a Metro
These ones are free, Microsoft! You’ll have to pay for the next list.