In this gallery, we'll take a look at some of the logos from Windows past that I'm sure will bring up fond - or maybe frustrating - memories.
Yes, seems like they keep going downhill with the Windows Logo and the same with their software for Microsoft, I've been beta testing Windows 8 and it's terrible!
Can't help but notice that the new Windows logo is blue. Does that mean that it will be blue screening more often?
Microsoft obviously didn't hire a graphic artist (or anyone with drafting skills) to "draw" the new logo. It looks like it is supposed to be a window in perspective but when something is in perspective...ALL of it should be in perspective. Check out the white lines between the "panes" ...they're NOT in perspective...making the logo look like something an amateur would do.
Are they selling a box of laundry detergent? Seriously, with the marketing money at their fingertips I would think a better representation of an operating system would be produced. The logo should reflect the "standard in every household", yes, to create the "one to go to" perception. Yet, the logo should also reflect the engineering that goes into developing the technology. Was the move an attempt to save on packaging costs?
It just goes to show that Microsoft lacks the ability to produce something that captures the imagination. I agree, that is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Nothing about that logo makes me want to look deeper. Geesh, even the small things in your product is important and convey the message that we take pride in what we bring to the table. This logo conveys a message that we don't really care lets just slap some crayon colors on a pallette and push it off to meet a deadline.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_(design_language) that brought you Encarta and Zune.
is loco - MS = Missing Spirit - windows logo is a pane - they have lost connection with the public - and back to ME :)
I would prefer a logo similar to the "Windows Me" Logo. I Think that was Microsoft;s second best logo next to the "Windos for workgroups" logo.! What say you??
I don't see it as being a bad go at all. The goal is to show of Metro. Different colors may have made views think of previous windows versions. This is new, fresh, and simple. All in all, I like it. I see it as a vast improvement.
It's not just the LOGO that I do not care for. I tried the developers preview and I really have no interest in the whole package, especially this new Metro Style design. It maybe cute and functional for a smart phone or tablet, but not even close for a real computer interface, I find it counter intuitive and less than functional. I expect I will sitick with Windows 7 for quite some time.
This new Logo is awful unoriginal Its like some kid of adult pass this off as their own work! I think this downward point of microsoft bring back gates!
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_8_Logo.svg this logo in Metro design style is so simple that it cannot be licensed and is in public domain: "This image only consists of simple geometric shapes and/or text. It does not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection, and is therefore in the public domain." Of course, it is a Microsoft trade mark.
What? these people have run out of imagination? I was expecting something more...revelutionary and they give me THIS? I guess it reflects on the quality of the company now. Metro my azz...more like RETRO. I think a blind monkey could have come up with something more creative. Total FAIL! Who got paid for this? They should have been fi...NO! WHO APPROVED this? THEY should be fired!
Microsoft cannot be serious. I understand simplicity, but this is ridiculous. The logo not only lacks color, it looks cheap and boring.
It's not a matter of pretty or not, it lacks personality. Should we expect the next version to be: Doors 9!
I??? am extremely sorry but, I see more people worrying about a stupid logo. Microsoft is not worried about your comments, they have given us the OS we need and we do not have other option, other than Windows. I think what is under the hood for windows 8. It Seems old graphical show piece with colors or some serious OS - answering some serious issues like online protection, malware, simplicity, small, and yet power full and not a memory guzzler Operating System I would be better to see after the release of the windows 8
This is NOT Windows anymore, a windows logo has four colours, thats it`s tradition. this one is trash.
Just a one liner: They could have given a invite all competition, and got some really awesome result. But I know, they could not afford. Again, not to mention, the new logo is frustrating me.
winblows... i mean windows vista, se7en and 8ight are all the same kernel 6.xxxx.xxxxx, version number as you call it, no big improvements over it's predecessor(s) so, no kernel jump. no surprise really. they say that se7en is what vista was supposed to be so 8ight must be what se7en was supposed to be. i more worried about whats under the hood than the (lack of) paint job. actually i've had it uninstalled for at least 3 months. it does seem to boot a few seconds faster than se7en but, where it really shines is how fast it shuts down. which is good considering i don't like the "no desktop" style of interface that's being semi-forced on us. oh well... michael clyde
what the shi* is that thing, i never thought that Microsoft would have done such an ugly logo. I think Microsoft doesn't know that only about 1/4 of the Windows User, like Metro Style. Best Regards, Hackerpunk1
I suppose the guy who designed the windows orb for windows 7 left the company. Why not make use of its capabilities rather then a document looking logo. I would expect something like this for a word processor.
MY MY! Bill how did this get past your desk? I would say this is not going along with even a hint of traditional sense Win 95, I would rather see the NT screen then this one. Try the colors a waving flag with the logo colors or an oval. You know when auto manufactures updated designs over the years it was tradition to keep a bit of history in the newer model. My Jag still sports the Jaguar kitty cat, the grill still has a resemblance to traditional models, from its great past. In retrospect a new look will be excepted true, yet why not put the color back in, put the flag behind the 8. My favorite logo is the round! Stick a BOLD Black 8 in the foreground. Good luck Fans!
If Windows 8 is any good as an OS, which remains to be seen, I really don't care what the logo looks like.
Does look rather two-dimensional. It is fitting that in an effort to dumb things down for Generation C we should cast off a dimension.
It is all one color and there is not even the slightest hint of a round edge. I made better when I was two, and using a black and white comouter screen. Microsoft just does not understand that boxy designs have never looked good. You even see this in design schools: "Add a bevel, some nice lighting, and a round shape to catch the attention, and keep it forever." Pathetic, Microsoft. Pathetic.
Further illustrating that they've never had an original idea in decades, MS ops to steal Facebook-simple blue, but invert it to make it really cool. Probably spent MILLIONS to reverse-engineer that one...
This will take a different form at release. I personally don't mind it, but i prefer the colored windows 7 myself.
It looks like the upper left hand side of the flag of Greece. Could be the beta logo; they'll create an updated one when they get to RC. (please skip the "it's all Greek to me" jokes)
Logo -- meh, The logo doesn't matter as much as the functionality and interface of the system. (Please, Microsoft, allow us to have a Windows XP interface option.) Also, since Windows 7 is Windows version 6.1, what will the version number be for Windows 8?
But this is just sinfully ugly and boring. This doesn't speak to me of an exciting fresh new product, it communicates we are all out of fresh ideas.They would have been better off with the Windows 7 logo except replacing the 7 with an 8. Ever more evidence that Windows 8 is DOA.
It looks like they spent all their coin on developing the OS and nothing on the PR. Not necessarily a bad thing, but that logo is astonishingly poor !!!
Completely agree with you. Windows 7 will reign the desktop world for a while in my opinion. Though I'm looking forward to try Win8 on a tablet.