Goodbye Metro, it was nice knowing you. That’s right, Microsoft is killing off the name that it had given to the Windows 8 interface, according to The Verge, which reports that the Redmond-based company has signaled an imminent change of name will come this week. The move had been speculated earlier today and now, according to a leaked internal memo sent earlier this week, Microsoft and its employees will “discontinue the use” of the term Metro across its Windows 8 products after it had “discussions with an important European partner.” Read the full story at The Next Web.

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