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Microsoft's Windows 8 Box Art Revealed

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.

(Image credit: The Verge)

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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  • cknobman
    Looks like something I would see on a shelf at Garden Ridge.
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  • aftcomet
    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
    interesting
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  • outlw6669
    That looks hideous.
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  • Best part of Windows 8 is the box :) I like abstract art.
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  • SoiledBottom
    Start button sold separately
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  • happyballz
    Should have put the box in a rope noose- hangman's knot to be exact.
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  • KidABear
    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
    That's it? really?
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  • of the way
    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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