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Microsoft's Windows 8 Box Art Revealed

By - Source: The Verge | B 65 comments

Microsoft's Windows 8 box art receives an upgrade and a more abstract feel to its design.

With Windows 8 set to hit the market on October 26 (or now by an unofficial leaked file-share), we are getting images of Microsoft's packaging for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system from The Verge. Packaging is for the boxed version of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro that will be available in retail stores. The packaging will take on a landscaped shape as opposed to the typical portrait shape seen in most all previous versions of Windows.

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The Windows 8 logo uses the style UI logo, where the logo is shown prominently on the packaging, with an abstract design showing through it. In addition, the abstract design is placed along the right side of the box in an angled strip. The white box above is for the standard Windows 8 variant, while the dark one is for Windows 8 Pro. The retail package should be available starting October 26, 2012.

Do you like the new look or does the packaging make the software look a little less "business-like"? Tell us what you think about it in the comments below.

 

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    aftcomet , August 8, 2012 1:14 PM
    I think the boxart looks cool. Not a fan of Windows 8 though. I think the problem with Microsoft is that they're trying to be more Apple-y. Style over substance. Wrong approach in my opinion and it'll cost them down the road.
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    SoiledBottom , August 8, 2012 1:27 PM
    Start button sold separately
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    KidABear , August 8, 2012 1:30 PM
    aftcometI think the boxart looks cool. Not a fan of Windows 8 though. I think the problem with Microsoft is that they're trying to be more Apple-y. Style over substance. Wrong approach in my opinion and it'll cost them down the road.


    Well said.

    Microsoft needs to stick to what brought them to where they are today. At the moment, they seem to be doing nothing but alienating significant numbers of former loyalists while barely winning over anyone new.

    If wanted to spend my money on Apple products, then I would.
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    cknobman , August 8, 2012 1:11 PM
    Looks like something I would see on a shelf at Garden Ridge.
  • 28 Hide
    aftcomet , August 8, 2012 1:14 PM
    I think the boxart looks cool. Not a fan of Windows 8 though. I think the problem with Microsoft is that they're trying to be more Apple-y. Style over substance. Wrong approach in my opinion and it'll cost them down the road.
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    nebun , August 8, 2012 1:18 PM
    interesting
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    outlw6669 , August 8, 2012 1:19 PM
    That looks hideous.
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    brickman , August 8, 2012 1:24 PM
    Best part of Windows 8 is the box :)  I like abstract art.
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    SoiledBottom , August 8, 2012 1:27 PM
    Start button sold separately
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    happyballz , August 8, 2012 1:30 PM
    Should have put the box in a rope noose- hangman's knot to be exact.
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    KidABear , August 8, 2012 1:30 PM
    aftcometI think the boxart looks cool. Not a fan of Windows 8 though. I think the problem with Microsoft is that they're trying to be more Apple-y. Style over substance. Wrong approach in my opinion and it'll cost them down the road.


    Well said.

    Microsoft needs to stick to what brought them to where they are today. At the moment, they seem to be doing nothing but alienating significant numbers of former loyalists while barely winning over anyone new.

    If wanted to spend my money on Apple products, then I would.
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    thrasher32 , August 8, 2012 1:30 PM
    That's it? really?
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    of the way , August 8, 2012 1:40 PM
    I actually like where Metro is going. I don't like what it's being used for (i.e. a consumer OS for desktops), but it's the sort of thing that could eventually grow to be great for specialized systems. Like the consoles of a starship.
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    icepick314 , August 8, 2012 1:41 PM
    it looks like sample catalog from vinyl replacement windows...
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    zzz_b , August 8, 2012 1:48 PM
    Who cares about the box??? Is the OS good?
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    billybobser , August 8, 2012 1:48 PM
    It kinda sucks, that the choices I'll have is between osx and windows, as they are both going down the route I don't wish to go.

    I'd go linux in a heartbeat, but because it is free, it doesn't have financial oomph to convince people to be compatibile with it.
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    CaedenV , August 8, 2012 1:53 PM
    oh god.... this looks worse than the old line art of the '90s
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    captainblacko , August 8, 2012 2:00 PM
    better than the uBuntu box....
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    atikkur , August 8, 2012 2:01 PM
    it's like 1995s design.
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    KidABear , August 8, 2012 2:28 PM
    gsxrmeI fully support the new Start screen. I play BF3, WoW and Diablo 3 on my computer and there absolutely no point to have the desktop other than holding onto it. The computer boots up and shutsdown faster. Multitasking also seems faster. Everything seems outright more responsive.My system spec is i7 2600k @ 5.1Ghz2201Mhz DDR32 WD 1TB blacks Raid 0GTX680 @ 1325 core 7000Mhz Ramyes Water and no not a kiddy water kit like H70The thing is im very very happy, I have a dualboot with Windows 7 as a backup and the only thing im about to get my hands on is a 240GB SSD from Mushkin. Windows 8 and SSD should make things silly stupid fast.


    Nobody gives a s***...
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    nullifier , August 8, 2012 2:32 PM
    Honestly, it looks like Windows 95 clip art.
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    scythe944 , August 8, 2012 2:33 PM
    Looks almost as if MS took a page out of Adobe's book for the design of the box, only a bit outdated looking.
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