Leak of Windows 8 Shows Potential Store Logo

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • joytech22
    I hope it's ARM, I want to run a full operating system on a Tegra 2 chipset :P
  • virtualban
    I find it ugly. And since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, nobody can say otherwise about my opinion. :P
  • reggieray
    Second that, bland and boring too.
  • g00ey
    joytech: There is MeeGo and there is Linux you you want a full OS.
  • stingstang
    Uh oh. I see rounded corners! They'd better be careful not to let Apple see that!
  • randomizer
    A bunch of squares is what the marketing department managed to come up with?
  • segio526
    joytech22I hope it's ARM, I want to run a full operating system on a Tegra 2 chipsetOr 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.
  • philipjacobs
    It's probably something from Minecraft
  • fir_ser
    No comment.
  • 80hd
    Microsoft is quite the market leader these days....