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article imageMicrosoft forced to change the name of Windows 8

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By Tim Sandle     Aug 4, 2012 in Technology
The threat of legal action has forced Microsoft to drop the name 'Metro' for its shortly to be released Windows 8 operating system.
The computer giant Microsoft has declared that the much publicized name 'Metro' will no longer be used for its much anticipated Windows 8 upgrade, according to The Verge. This is due to a potential trademark dispute.
The dispute has arisen because the German retail giant Metro AG has objected to the use of the word 'Metro'. Seemingly the German company owns the name 'Metro'.
Meanwhile, Microsoft have yet to declare what the new name will be. TechCrunch opines that the decision is likely to have been costly as some promotional material has been prepared, as well as a little embarrassing given the fanfare of publicity which heralded the earlier announcement from Microsoft about Windows 8 and its link to the company's first tablet computer called the 'Surface'.
With the Windows 8 Microsoft have promised new and faster computer games which can be played on computers and on phones interchangeably, as CNN reveals. Other features include a revamped Internet Explorer 10.
For the time being, the BBC notes that Window's 8 will be known as "Windows 8 style UI".
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