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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

Will the death of two MS brands accompany Windows 8 birth?
by Charles Cooper | February 24, 2012 5:33 PM PST

Summary: Microsoft is reportedly planning to kill off Windows Live, Zune brands next week at the announcement of the preview version of Windows 8.

Remember the old "Saturday Night Live" catchphrase skit that "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead." That one came to mind after a report in The Verge surfaced on Friday suggesting that the "Windows Live" brand, an old and confusing Microsoft branding decision, and Zune, one of the company's recent embarrassments, are living on borrowed time.

The changes are supposed to be announced next week in Barcelona when Microsoft unveils the Consumer Preview version of Windows 8.

Microsoft didn't have any immediate comment on the report, which doesn't quote any sources. But if the decision gets confirmed, I'm sure we'll all be shocked, shocked by the news.

Detailed information: http://news.cnet.com...indows-8-birth/