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Windows 8 logo gets Metro-fied
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 mobile/desktop OS has garnered significant interest, and they haven’t been shy with sharing technical details of late. Today we have an update of a more cosmetic nature for you – the redesigned Windows logo that is expected to debut on Windows 8.

The logo was first shown by Chinese website cnBeta, and it has been subsequently confirmed by sources at The Verge. It’s not yet official, but there seem to be multiple independent sources confirming the logo change.

The new logo draws heavily on the Metro design aesthetic, which shouldn’t be a surprise, since the touch-driven user experience of Windows 8 is getting top billing. Gone is the multi-colored waving flag that has graced Windows for over a decade. Instead we get a monochromatic logo with an angular “flag” that looks more like a window (or more like a group of Live Tiles).

The new logo will apparently be officially revealed in the consumer preview that is expected near the end of the month, and the redesigned logo may be used to reinforce the marketing campaign for Windows 8, which is reported to be “Windows reimagined”.

What do you guys think? Is it a needed breath of fresh air, or is Microsoft fixing something that wasn’t broke?

Windows 8 logo gets Metro-fied

source: cnBeta, The Verge

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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:21 2

1. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Neat.jpeg

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:22 6

2. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


The Windows-logo was beautiful... it was...

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:31 3

3. pkiran1996 (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


The new logo is somewhat representative of the new interface, it is still not original enough. It looks more like a logo for some sort of printing company, although I like the simplicity and up-to-date-ness of the logo.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:31 5

4. tahnik (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


This logo could be better....Just saying....

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:32

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I totally think that Win 8 tablets will KILL the iPad. Metro-style interface for basic iPad-like tasks + FULL desktop Windows OS. That, with Intel's new chips, meaning it can run x86 software will be awesome. :)

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 08:55 1

35. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I'm still waiting to see those full strength windows8 tablets running with x86 chips. If they can prove to be smooth, stable, and compatible with most PC apps and mobile apps, I'm going to probably throw some money down. That is assuming they wont really be 1000 bux like other reports suggested. If they can keep them price wise with the ipad or lower, then I think its going to be a big winner. Throw on 50-100gb of SSD and give us removable Micro slots to compensate for anything else, and lets get rockin!

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:42 1

6. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


It is no doubt that most people will prefer a tablet with a desktop like but touch optimized interface. I believe de 1st windows 8 tablet will set a world record with sales.cos I cant think of any geek out there who wouldn't sell their laptops for a full os running tablet???

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:56

7. StreetNerd (Posts: 699; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


apollo for 1st gen phones ? yes or no?

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:12

10. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


When we know you'll know, promise!

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 16:54

23. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Most rumors are yes. But that is all they are- rumors. Will pass on any good info as it rears it's ugly head. Stay hopeful.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 08:52

34. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


If I had to bet, I'd say yes since they all have the same minimum standards. At worse, it would go to the ones with the stronger specs like the Nokias that are clocked to 1.4ghz (that and nokia gets special treatment)

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:02

8. prashant_93 (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Nah!..

Old is Gold

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:11

9. StreetNerd (Posts: 699; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


what bout 2nd gen phone? -,-

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 04:21

33. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 337; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Yes....but not confirmed officially.... :-(

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:15

11. AbsentbebniM (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


@ilia1986: What was the purpose of your comment? The article is about the redesigned Windows logo. No mention is made of Apple or the iPad.

As basic as the new logo is, I find it aesthetically pleasing and fell it encompasses both the history and future of Windows. I am glad to see they didn't try to 3 dimensionalize the logo like AT&T did.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:22 1

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Nope. The purpose of my post was to express my opinion. Oh, and promote an Anti-Apple propaganda to support freedom of choice in consumer electronics, minor things, I know. :)

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:04

13. rodex (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


may be they should add some color to each tile... i liked the waving colorful flag... although I love the wp7 phones and interface, this logo could be a little better.. I think ;)

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:06 1

14. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


God windows 8 is coming out and they haven't even fixed the problems with windows 7 64bit yet. Windows XP was the best OS they put out, and they want to put out a new OS ever 3 years! Haha

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:52 2

18. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1469; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


what "problems" i haven't had any problems with 64bit unless I'm trying to run an ancient program that is no longer being supported. XP is the new windows 95

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 14:14

19. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


My laptop has a 2.6ghz Intel i5 CPU and 4gb of ram and it lags even while typing or the system runs slow at times. Talked to many of friends with windows 7 64bit and they have same to similar problems. Even loading in pages or tabs are slow, I have a 15mb connection so that isn't it. Scan for viruses and spy and malware and nothing found. I thought is was a step up from windows vistas problems but haven't really found it any better.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 14:37 3

20. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Have you tried - you know - reformatting your hard-drive? Windows requires formatting every 2 - 3 years. Otherwise it becomes sluggish, no matter how many optimizations, registry cleaners, defrags and boosters you get. Nothing to do with 64bit.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 15:52 2

21. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1469; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


ilia is right, any lag problems are due mostly to hardware issues. It has nothing to do with the OS

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 17:19

26. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


So I should reformat my laptop even tho its only a few months old??? Yea right, it doesn't always lag or slow down, just here and there. Maybe the brand MSI that I have, or maybe when Norton or Spyware doctor is scanning in the background. All I know is internet explorer is horrible leaving me to use sky fire.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 22:26

30. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


IE9 32bit in Windows7 is fast and safe! But don't use the 64bit version because it's slow. So even in a 64bit Windows7, experts recommend you use IE9 32bit.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 08:58

36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i have way less than that with no slowdowns. Im running a core2duo with 4 gigs of memory,9800GT, and win7-64bit, and it runs pretty flawless.

what version windows are you running? if your only running 32 bit, its not reading the whole 4gigs of memory properly. You need 64bit. Really, you should be on 64 bit anyways. It works so much better.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:09

15. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I like it. Microsoft really is bringng it hard arent they.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:12 1

16. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


windows 8 man im getting hard tablet and phone im on it.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:33 1

17. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Looks like an actual window

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 16:44

22. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


urrgh.this looks like the logo for a late 90s engineering company.the older 4 color logo ,just metro,squarish would be way better.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 16:57

24. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Of all the things I am looking excitedly to with W8, the logo was not even on my radar, and of course that is the only thing confirmed.

I am not super impressed. Needs more eye catching colors.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 17:04

25. WinC76 (Posts: 49; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


All I think it needs is just the traditional Windows colours. Afterall, the Live Tiles are colourful aren't they?

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 17:40

27. saiki4116 (Posts: 302; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


it is beautifull,,

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 22:03

28. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Should color at least one of the tiles. although the intent behind the new logo is understood...visually it looks very dry and boring. it looks incomplete...a little too simplistic.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 22:24

29. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


IE9 32bit in Windows7 is fast and safe! But don't use the 64bit version because it's slow. So even in a 64bit Windows7, experts recommend you use IE9 32bit.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 22:29

31. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Sorry, this post is meant for @theBankRobber

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 00:38

32. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


they should have at least made the tiles with 4 colors

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 13:46

37. HGMIV (Posts: 49; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I like it enough, but I'm getting the "gray dot" effect between the squares and it's really annoying.

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