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Leak of Windows 8 Shows Potential Store Logo

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 20 comments

Yup, that's a window alright.

Over the weekend, another build of Windows 8 has leaked out to the internet. This time it's an x64 build of Windows 8 Enterprise milestone 3. Like with the previous leaks, it was featured on Beta Archive.

Also found in another leaked build of Windows 8 is more evidence of a Windows Store. Geek.com found what it believes to be a Windows Store logo in a 24x24 PNG file. This is what it looks like blown up and retouched in Photoshop:

Other features believed to be a part of the Windows Store are similar to existing App Stores from the likes of Apple and Google, or even Xbox Live Marketplace. For example, users will be able to download trial versions before opting for the full paid versions. Users will also be able to rate and review applications.

Given that it's for PCs and other mobile devices, there will be minimum system requirements that will also list whether it's for x86, x64, ARM or other architectures. Read more about the Windows Store here.

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    joytech22 , May 5, 2011 11:38 AM
    I hope it's ARM, I want to run a full operating system on a Tegra 2 chipset :p 
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    virtualban , May 5, 2011 11:49 AM
    I find it ugly. And since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, nobody can say otherwise about my opinion. :p 
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    reggieray , May 5, 2011 12:13 PM
    Second that, bland and boring too.
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    g00ey , May 5, 2011 12:25 PM
    joytech: There is MeeGo and there is Linux you you want a full OS.
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    stingstang , May 5, 2011 12:35 PM
    Uh oh. I see rounded corners! They'd better be careful not to let Apple see that!
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    randomizer , May 5, 2011 12:57 PM
    A bunch of squares is what the marketing department managed to come up with?
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    segio526 , May 5, 2011 1:17 PM
    joytech22I hope it's ARM, I want to run a full operating system on a Tegra 2 chipset

    Or even a Tegra 3 or 4 since Asus seems to be having a T3 tablet coming out this year! Probably be a much better experience than today's Win7 Atom combo.
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    philipjacobs , May 5, 2011 1:54 PM
    It's probably something from Minecraft
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    fir_ser , May 5, 2011 2:20 PM
    No comment.
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    80hd , May 5, 2011 2:39 PM
    Microsoft is quite the market leader these days....
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    damianrobertjones , May 5, 2011 3:26 PM
    randomizerA bunch of squares is what the marketing department managed to come up with?


    It's called 'easy'. Grandma and Grandpapa out there want easy to use and thats the way it is away from a narrow point of view
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    smfrazz , May 5, 2011 3:39 PM
    Nothing you are seeing now will be (LOOK) the same when released. They are basically only placeholders. The final look and feel won't be revealed until MUCH MUCH closer to RTM. half of the interest in the OS will be in the UI which will be continually tweaked until they need to lock it down for RTM. Most of the work being done now is in the OS structure(internals). So it's worthless to comment on the look and feel (UI) at this point. It's like complaining about any distro of Linux without KDA or Gnome, etc., UI added.
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    randomstar , May 5, 2011 4:57 PM
    Think some of you have missed the boat- it is not for x64, ARM, or X86, it is a store with listings that each can be for different platforms. the store its self is for the web browser on the device. the part about the platform is that each application will list its requirements, including platform and other prequisites..
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    malphas , May 5, 2011 5:04 PM
    randomizerA bunch of squares is what the marketing department managed to come up with?

    "A bunch of squares" is what Microsoft's marketing department are.
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    PCGOD , May 5, 2011 8:07 PM
    stingstangUh oh. I see rounded corners! They'd better be careful not to let Apple see that!


    just think if they had made it shinny. then apple would really let them have it.
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    opmopadop , May 6, 2011 12:09 AM
    I thought Microsoft will stop x86 support?!?!

    32-bit is out.

    64-bit and ARM are the new black!
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    fir_ser , May 6, 2011 12:53 AM
    This logo is dull and lifeless, I hope they would change it in the final version.
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    okibrian , May 6, 2011 1:51 AM
    That's it!? That's the best they could do??
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    NapoleonDK , May 6, 2011 3:13 PM
    philipjacobsIt's probably something from Minecraft
    ^^This.

    That was my first impression EXACTLY. :D 
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    eddieroolz , May 7, 2011 9:40 AM
    I like that logo.