difference is that they won't be in germany.
So Metro Germany is a stay-at-home firm that only sues from its armchair if the mob using the Metro name is an international corporation and it'll give them oodles of free publicity?
Hmmm, that's pretty gutless as far as I'm concerned. Yup, they gotta get off their arses and broaden their law suit horizons... come to Oz, even, and sue some Metro name users here. Personally, I'd like to see Metro Germany sue the local brothel with the same name and put the owners out of business [could be just the business opportunity/opening I've been looking for] permanently.
Thing is, if the truth be known, Microsoft is ditching the Metro name because they made it shitty.... it didn't stink before, but now it does. So yeah, this law suit thing is just a smokescreen to distract everyone while they come up with a new name... and the excuse will be along the lines that Metro didn't have enough letters in it, or something.
At the end of the day, though, Windows 8 will come out with a butt ugly tile interface and alienate millions of users worldwide. I will buy it for the low price of $39.95 because, thanks to Stardock and Winstep, I've figured a way to use it just like I do Win7. Maybe a few others will upgrade as well, but the majority will stay away in droves because the low price will not be a great enough lure and new interface will be too great a departure from what they're familiar with.