Microsoft Tossing Out "Metro" Name, Going With "Windows 8" Instead: Confused?
Confused yet? You should be. Windows 8 will now be used to refer to what was previously known as Metro. What will the "conventional" desktop be called in Windows 8? Desktop. It's a pretty strange way of doing things, but since it's too late to rebrand an awesome brand, Microsoft is taking the easy route and hoping that most consumers who aren't constantly swept up in technology news won't notice. In other words, if you're hoping to develop a "Metro" app for Win8, you'll now be developing a "Windows 8 application."
So much for brilliant branding.