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.
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.