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Microsoft Rumored to Change Windows Logo in Windows 8

By - Source: Neowin | B 51 comments

A new breed of Windows could have a slightly more contemporary logo.

The iconic Microsoft Windows "flag" logo could be getting a makeover in time for the launch of Windows 8. We all know this logo very well:

 

Going even further back, we can see the wavy flag inspiration's humble beginnings:

According to cnBeta, Microsoft will be straightening things out and the new Windows logo will do away with the curves to look more like a real-world window:

 

The supposed upcoming logo also matches up well with the square and rectangle design language of Metro.

It's unconfirmed, as even the latest leaked builds of Windows 8 still feature the present flag logo, but we'll know soon enough.

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    vicenarian , February 15, 2012 1:53 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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    wavetrex , February 15, 2012 2:22 PM
    Waiting for Windows 9.
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    nbraybrook , February 15, 2012 2:13 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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  • 29 Hide
    vicenarian , February 15, 2012 1:53 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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    Netherscourge , February 15, 2012 2:09 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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    nbraybrook , February 15, 2012 2:13 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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    shreeharsha , February 15, 2012 2:15 PM
    Windows XP logo looks better (than Win 7)
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    wavetrex , February 15, 2012 2:22 PM
    Waiting for Windows 9.
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    NightLight , February 15, 2012 2:24 PM
    aaahhhh the nostalgia... love to see that 3.11 logo again, it's been soooo long!
  • 9 Hide
    sporkimus , February 15, 2012 2:27 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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    sunflier , February 15, 2012 2:28 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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    illfindu , February 15, 2012 2:31 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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    eklipz330 , February 15, 2012 2:34 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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    Nakal , February 15, 2012 2:39 PM
    Apple would probably try to find a way to patent it.
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    SpadeM , February 15, 2012 2:44 PM
    Shame that the 8 is curved and all
    /*sarcasm
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    leakingpaint , February 15, 2012 2:51 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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    maxinexus , February 15, 2012 2:52 PM
    Who cares about logo, I don't. Hope it won't be another win me.
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    sviola , February 15, 2012 2:55 PM
    It looks like the flag of Sweden.
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    davewolfgang , February 15, 2012 3:01 PM
    "Simple" isn't always better.
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    back_by_demand , February 15, 2012 3:01 PM
    NakalApple would probably try to find a way to patent it.

    Nah, the rectangles don't have "rounded corners"
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    icepick314 , February 15, 2012 3:02 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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    digiex , February 15, 2012 3:22 PM
    Going the Google way, simplicity.
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