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Microsoft Corp.'s next-generation Windows 8 operating system will not only bring support for ARM-based microprocessors and a new user interface, but will also reportedly change the iconic logotype of Windows itself. The new Windows logo will allegedly get two-dimensional "Metro" style and will look like a set of single-color tiles.

CnBeta web-site has managed to obtain a series of screenshots that depict alleged new Windows logotype stylized for Microsoft Corp.'s new Metro style, which is a key part of Windows Phone and Windows 8 for tablets operating systems. TheVerge web-site has been able to verify the authenticity of the new design and confirmed that the new logotype will replace the legendary flag logotype of Windows.


Evolution of Windows logo: from Windows 1 to Windows 3 to Windows XP to Windows Vista to Windows 8

The alteration of the Windows logo will once again mark transformation of Windows as an operating system and a fundamental change of Microsoft's focus. What is unclear is whether the new logo in particular and Metro style in general will truly be as attractive as traditional interfaces for Windows users.

Microsoft did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows 8

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Discussion started: 02/15/12 09:22:46 AM
Latest comment: 02/16/12 02:30:37 AM

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This Metro will take MS under ground on PC...
2 1 [Posted by: Martian  | Date: 02/15/12 09:22:46 AM]
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Why isn't possible for M$ to make an OS that can fit in 1CD, boot in like 10 seconds, not so resource hungry and no so bloated with USELESS apps?!?! WHY?? If Linux releases would only have had DirectX, today MS would have been bankrupt.
2 1 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 02/15/12 09:33:42 AM]
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Thats just down right Fugly and would have to file it with the other poor choices including Ribbon, Metro, MS Bob. I get the impression that anyone who was useful at Microsoft has packed up and left to other opertunities such as new startup, Amazon or just retired.
1 1 [Posted by: Kyrono  | Date: 02/15/12 10:06:15 AM]
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Their first Windows logo looks better than their latest one. if anything thier first Windows logo fits better with the metro style they are going for than the new Windows Logo does.
0 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 02/15/12 10:47:43 AM]
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Like logo of the operating system of Death Star.
0 0 [Posted by: KonradK  | Date: 02/15/12 02:22:05 PM]
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Oh good 4 uniform diarrhea colored boxes gets and keeps me interested.
0 0 [Posted by: daneren2005  | Date: 02/15/12 04:03:50 PM]
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I read about this on Tom's Hardware and couldn't believe it. This has to be a joke. Why not enhance the original Windows 1 logo (looks like it came straight out of Metro) with their more recent and iconic colors?

Here's my take on it (last logo): http://i316.photobucket.c...8ThrowbackLogoConcept.png

Anybody else agree that a complete amateur could do better than that boring, puke-colored tilted window? Sheesh...
0 0 [Posted by: jjshnabadu  | Date: 02/15/12 11:41:52 PM]
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Metro UI is... nothing. Windows Phone will not be winning many hearts unless the UI becomes more Me... an less ...tro.
0 0 [Posted by: jeeylu  | Date: 02/16/12 01:16:32 AM]
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Don't be hatin' on the Ribbon Interface.

I love Ribbon.
0 0 [Posted by: Jedi2155  | Date: 02/16/12 02:30:37 AM]
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