At the Dell World conference in Austin last week, Dell’s vice-chairman and President of its PC business, Jeffrey Clarke, said that he strongly advised Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer not to include the name “Windows” with the new Windows RT OS, despite its similar look and feel. The reason was that customers might be misled...

At the Dell World conference in Austin last week, Dell’s vice-chairman and President of its PC business, Jeffrey Clarke, said that he strongly advised Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer not to include the name “Windows” with the new Windows RT OS, despite its similar look and feel. The reason was that customers might be misled...

In a very forceful show of strength, Microsoft have started to turn away apps that have the term “Metro” in their naming. Their application naming guide has been updated to reflect the following: “Make sure your app name doesn’t include the word metro. Apps with a name that includes the word metro will fail certification...

So as you all know by now, Microsoft has sent out a directive internally saying all employees should cease and desist from calling Metro – Metro. Well, here’s the deal – I’m not a Microsoft employee so I will continue to call it what I like and for now, it’s Metro. The truth is, whether you like Windows 8 or not, Metro as...

I’m so tired. Anyway, here’s the latest on Microsoft and Metro. For the uninitiated, Metro has been the descriptive name used to characterize the new tiled based layout and design that is in Windows 8. Well now The Verge is reporting that we may have to find another name to describe Windows 8. Quote Microsoft is killing...

Now that’s funny. Ilana Smith, a lead program manager on the Engineering System team, authored a new post on the Microsoft development blog. Microsoft are responding to user feedback to both their blog posts and the Windows 8 Developer Preview. For example, they are making changes to the way files are copied and...

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...

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...

Windows8beta.com have an article out about how a Microsoft employee referred to the next version of Windows as Windows 8. They have taken that to bank as the reason why this software will be named Windows 8. Their quote: Microsoft has been silent about the name of the next version of windows,even in the CES 2011 it...