Superwoman Mary Jo Foley has gotten a little more clarity about what Microsoft plan to use to replace the word “Metro” in their marketing material going forward. You probably have heard of the marketing brouhaha about the use of the name Metro (owned by another company) and the desire by Microsoft not to litigate the...

Windows 8 Metro In a new blog post today on the Windows Team blog, Microsoft have finally shed light on both the final name for Windows 8 and what the different SKU’s for Windows will be. Let’s start with the name: Drumroll…… Windows 8 is the official product name for the next x86/64 editions of Windows. Thank God. That...

This is an interesting rumor and would actually be cool if it was executed. The website thisisxbox.com is reporting that the next generation Xbox may be called “Xbox 8“. Whilst the next-gen Xbox is commonly known and referred to as an Xbox 720 – it was previously rumoured due to an MS Nerd source as codename ‘Loop’,...

Interesting post from the blog of one Darren W Baker that seems to back up Paul Thurrotts theory about the new name for the Windows 8 Beta – “Windows 8 Consumer Preview”. He posts an image of a Windows Hardware Newsletter that he received a couple of days ago. In it (partly pictured above), the quote captured says: As we...

The website ThisIsMyNext.com is reporting that Microsoft may be considering rebranding the entire Windows ecosystem and here’s the kicker – scrapping the Windows name might be an option. The excerpt: Turns out that almost exactly describes something we heard from a source the other day, and we’ve got some more details...

I just saw a great catch at windows8news that I have to agree with. For the past few years months, there has been extensive speculation about the actual name of the next version of Windows from Microsoft. Well, Microsoft used the Windows 8 moniker unequivocally on their BUILD conference website. With Windows 7, there...

Microsoft staff are now officially allowed to refer to 2012′s impending Windows release as “Windows 8″. There is a caveat with this however. This caveat is that no formal naming has yet taken place for the product and, as a result of this, it is subject to change and the name Windows 8 should in no way be construed as...

We’re obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows. Windows 7 PCs will sell over 350 million units this year. We’ve done a lot in Windows 7 to improve customer satisfaction. We have a brand new user interface. We’ve added touch, and ink, and speech. And yet, as we look forward to the next generation of Windows...

Another tip from my source “Ryan”. According to him, the moniker Windows 8 is not at all certain at this point. He says there are several camps in Microsoft who are for and against the number moniker. Some feel the continuity is good from Windows 7 and others feel that they need to get off this number train sooner...

Interesting article from Softpedia today. There has always been speculation about exactly what the name of the new operating system from Microsoft would be after the success of Windows 7. Obviously in light of the fact that due to it’s popularity, Windows 7 kept it’s codename and was eventually released with it, it has...