Microsoft drops "Metro" name from Windows 8

11:47 AM, Aug 13, 2012   |    comments
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Microsoft's next operating system doesn't come out for another two months and the company has already made one major change to it by dropping the "Metro" branding from Windows 8.

The Windows 8 operating system will feature a tile-based user interface designed to make the OS easier to use on touch-based platforms such as tablets and smartphones.

PC makers will be allowed to begin selling Windows 8 computers on October 26th, which is the same date that PC owners can upgrade to the new software.  Upgrades to Windows 8 for those running a Windows XP, Vista or 7 machine will cost $40.  Those who bought a Windows 7 computer on June 2 or later can get upgraded to Windows 8 for $15.


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