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Microsoft name games continue as 'universal apps' become 'Windows apps'

Gregg Keizer | March 27, 2015
Microsoft has again changed the lexicon it wants others to use to describe the apps that run on Windows.

Moorhead proved prescient: Some bloggers, analysts and reporters — including the latter at Computerworld — continue to refer to "Metro," preferring that to the less descriptive successors, and Microsoft did, in the end, tap "Windows" in its latest labels.

Box certainly did when he summarized the two names. "Windows apps run everywhere, and we still continue to run Windows desktop apps on PCs," he said at WinHEC.

 

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