Windows 10: Goodbye, Metro, Modern and Universal; hello, Windows apps

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       25 Mar 2015 #1

    Goodbye, Metro, Modern and Universal; hello, Windows apps

    When Windows 8 entered beta and Microsoft showed off its new apps and design style, they called it Metro. But after some legal headaches, the company stopped referring to them as 'Metro' apps and went with 'Modern' apps instead.

    The Modern app name has slowly transitioned to Universal apps as the company has championed the idea that you can write your code base once and run it on the various platforms that are now based on the Windows 10 core. But with all these names having come and now gone, Microsoft is looking to rename the apps yet again.

    Microsoft is now referring to them as Windows apps; software that can only run on the desktop (Win32) will be known as Windows desktop applications. The slide below will help clarify this distinction, and it has become quite clear that this is how Microsoft intends to move forward with the app name slurry that it has created over the past three years.

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    Last edited by Brink; 25 Mar 2015 at 20:22.
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  2.    25 Mar 2015 #1

    Universal apps, build once run anywhere !
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  3. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       25 Mar 2015 #2

    What a relief all of this jumping around with naming is really just weird,
    Call it a duck but stick with the feathered mofo :)
    The obvious name finally is realized Windows apps brilliant :)
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  4. Posts : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       01 Apr 2015 #3

    Metro apps ,Modern U.I apps ,and Windows apps now ............ aside from the mail and weather apps I call them t̷a̷r̷d̷ pad and smart phone apps
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