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Microsoft Rumored to Change Windows Logo in Windows 8

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February 15, 2012 1:53:00 PM

Looks totally ugly. The original Windows logo is iconic; this new logo prototype is easily forgettable. I mean, it's what, just four rectangles lined up and tilted a bit. Big deal. Whoopee.

It's like taking the Apple logo and changing it to a pear (or other random fruit). It just loses its iconic-ness.
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February 15, 2012 1:55:22 PM

microsoft just patented tilted rectangles... Geometry teachers of the world beware
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February 15, 2012 2:09:58 PM

Awful.

First they dump the START button. Now they dump their logo.

Why call it windows anymore? Just call it "Bill's slowly dying Money Printing OS"

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February 15, 2012 2:13:31 PM

Windows 8 is just getting worse and worse... Make it look and act like 7, give me the performance improvements of 8, make sure I NEVER see metro UI unless I install on a tablet, and ill be happy...
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February 15, 2012 2:15:19 PM

Windows XP logo looks better (than Win 7)
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February 15, 2012 2:22:58 PM

Waiting for Windows 9.
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February 15, 2012 2:24:56 PM

aaahhhh the nostalgia... love to see that 3.11 logo again, it's been soooo long!
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February 15, 2012 2:27:13 PM

I'm beginning to feel more and more confident that I'll be able to skip right over this OS and not feel like I missed anything at all.
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February 15, 2012 2:28:26 PM

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It's unconfirmed, as even the latest leaked builds of Windows 8 still feature the present flag logo...

UNconfirmed. Is this a slow news day Tom's?
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February 15, 2012 2:31:10 PM

I like it, and unless you have tried a windows 8 build you shouldn't comment if played with it on tablets and on my desktop and I think it has some really slick features. I think its gonna add allot but I think 9 is really gonna change the OS industry for most main stream consumers
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February 15, 2012 2:34:20 PM

fixxxer113microsoft just patented tilted rectangles... Geometry teachers of the world beware

it's called a trademark smartass. not a patent
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February 15, 2012 2:39:58 PM

Apple would probably try to find a way to patent it.
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February 15, 2012 2:44:33 PM

Shame that the 8 is curved and all
/*sarcasm
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February 15, 2012 2:51:38 PM

...ahh why? We know windows - leave the classic XP logo just modernize it. Stop messing with logos and focus on the product!
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February 15, 2012 2:52:38 PM

Who cares about logo, I don't. Hope it won't be another win me.
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February 15, 2012 2:55:12 PM

It looks like the flag of Sweden.
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February 15, 2012 3:01:22 PM

"Simple" isn't always better.
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February 15, 2012 3:01:46 PM

NakalApple would probably try to find a way to patent it.

Nah, the rectangles don't have "rounded corners"
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February 15, 2012 3:02:24 PM

at least use the color scheme on the window...

the new design looks like it belongs on a replacement windows or a construction company...

and they paid MONEY for the new design?
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February 15, 2012 3:22:49 PM

Going the Google way, simplicity.
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February 15, 2012 3:28:11 PM

ZingamThat's called trapezoid, dumbasss!

I thought trapezoid have sides at a angle.
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February 15, 2012 3:49:53 PM

Lame
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February 15, 2012 3:55:39 PM

THATS IT!!!!! DEFINITELY GONNA STICK WITH WIN 3.4 TILL 9 IS RELEASED!.
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February 15, 2012 3:56:51 PM

I never did understand the Windows Logo... Never reminded me in any way of a real window or a computer window... It was just a weird flaggy wavy thing...
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February 15, 2012 4:10:06 PM

...once you go flat.
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February 15, 2012 4:39:28 PM

Makes sense.
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February 15, 2012 5:26:48 PM

It could at least be a cool looking window, not something that looks like CGA graphics from 1987. How about a shiny metallic framed window with transparent or even tinted window panes? Then the "window" (why is it even plural when it's just one window with four panes?) could maybe be resting in the palm of someone's hand or something. I don't know, but anything is better than this, if this design is actually being considered. Or even better, just make the Windows 7 logo a multi-colored metallic sphere with the four window panes in the side.
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February 15, 2012 5:31:20 PM

Yo dawg, we heard you like windows...

=| Sticking with DOS 6.1 until Windows 11 comes out...

The sarcasm is flowing freely today! :) 
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February 15, 2012 5:36:15 PM

lp231I thought trapezoid have sides at a angle.


Parallelogram is what your looking for. Did get a good laugh at the original comment though.
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February 15, 2012 5:36:27 PM

Whats with the color green? That horrible green in windows 8 is horrible....green really is a fugly look for a desktop
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February 15, 2012 6:47:23 PM

<sarcasm> Dos promt looks so much better than any windows logo </sarcasm>

I just take time to "learn" to like new logos. I liked a lot old Haglöfs logo (a outdoor hat) the new one was just H letter... But now I understand that old logo was for outdoor trekking stuff and new one was more moders and more suitable to sports wear too.
Maybe new logo will appear more to pad type devises? Who knows...

http://www.trademarkia.com/haglofs-74068294.html
http://www.haglofs.com/sv-SE/


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February 15, 2012 6:55:27 PM

I like the Windows Store logo, but this is just stupid.
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February 15, 2012 7:14:35 PM

I can see the sales pitch for the new logo now:
"And by going with a single color we will save Trillions of dollars over the next few years in stationary costs..."
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February 15, 2012 7:49:37 PM

i thought they will finally make it look like the swastika for 2012 NWO
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February 15, 2012 7:53:08 PM

I'll bet some marketing VP got a big bonus on his annual performance review for this. It's how Corporate America rolls.
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February 15, 2012 9:44:33 PM

Microsoft should do something that's a throwback to the original windows logo with the pin lighting of the XP logo with a transparent color tinted glass look with a wooden frame border maybe even let the user customize the wood type for the frame boarder and the windows lettering should have a gold leaf look.

They could even consider using a animated one with sunlight shining through to reflect the sun is rising when you load windows and setting when your shutting down windows.
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February 15, 2012 9:52:52 PM

fugly downgrade
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February 16, 2012 12:32:15 AM

Bad logo don't mess with whats working.
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February 16, 2012 3:26:51 AM

Windows is famous for its 4 colors not some crappy boxes... I guess wins 8 will definitely be the next Vista?
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February 16, 2012 3:35:45 AM

Getting rid of one of the most recognized icons in computing. Wont be good for MS.
This along with the removal of the Start button put's Windows 8 is on the fast track to being the next Vista.
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February 16, 2012 3:42:52 AM

You're supposed to make things better over time, NOT worse! I'm seriously considering skipping over Windows 8 now... I mean, what moron thought THAT logo would look good? It's hideous!
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February 16, 2012 3:46:53 AM

jjshnabaduI think their first logo is the perfect format for a Metro theme. Just add some color from the recent photos, and bam -- Windows 8 logo: http://i316.photobucket.com/albums [...] oncept.pngThat was easy. Next?

Now that (last one of them I'm assuming) is what I think the next logo should look like. Colorful, and a nice change. How can some guys messing around on a forum, who probably aren't even professionals, do a LOT better than the "professionals" who are in charge? When that's the case, someone's seriously screwing up.
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February 16, 2012 5:10:05 AM

Thanks, Brian. Yep -- the last one is mine. Took five minutes in GIMP (what can I say, I can't afford PhotoShop). I totally agree with you -- who was paid to come up with that awful purple cop-out of a logo? I'm still hoping it's just someone's sense of humor, but after some of the GUI gaffes in Windows 7, I'm starting to wonder...
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February 16, 2012 5:13:15 AM

Sorry...meant green. It's late. Where did I get purple?
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February 16, 2012 6:56:18 AM

ZingamThat's called trapezoid, dumbasss!


Well excuuuuuse me professor.... I know it's a trapezoid, its vertical sides are parallel to each other.. I come from the country that inventerd the term and we learn about these things in school you know... I wasn't writing a geometry essay and didn't think I was tested on it...

It was a sarcastic remark on the current rage of patenting and trademarks, stating that Microsoft would patent any kind of tilted rectangle (actually called a quadrilateral :p ), but your little troll brain did not register it.

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February 16, 2012 6:59:34 AM

soccerplayer88Parallelogram is what your looking for. Did get a good laugh at the original comment though.


It is actually a trapezoid. Parallelograms have only right angles and parallel opposite sides. The original comment was actually meant as a joke and not a scientific statement... At least someone got it...
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February 16, 2012 7:51:03 AM

TomsSoundMakes sense.


not to me.
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