Windows 8

New Windows 8 logo - and more

115 comments
Stevestone624
Stevestone624

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!

jessea
jessea

Can't help but notice that the new Windows logo is blue. Does that mean that it will be blue screening more often?

Man Of Mystery ?
Man Of Mystery ?

I hate the new logo...the designers must be a bunch of apes!

bruce
bruce

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.

aleongje
aleongje

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?

johndurno
johndurno

Probably done by a MS secretary during her tea break. Using MS Paint.

SteveWisc
SteveWisc

Since when are logos supposed to be exciting? It's a logo. it amazes me what people complain about.

danl65
danl65

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.

dennis white
dennis white

is loco - MS = Missing Spirit - windows logo is a pane - they have lost connection with the public - and back to ME :)

suziep12
suziep12

It looks like it was stolen from the mid 90s. Is that the best they can do??

mojojojo274
mojojojo274

Then logo's fine, Eight beta just rocks. I'll be switching over.

sethpinnock
sethpinnock

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??

michaeljmeyer3
michaeljmeyer3

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.

dcivils
dcivils

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.

derekb108
derekb108

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!

rpr.nospam
rpr.nospam

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.

starsofsound
starsofsound

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!

yohelpatech
yohelpatech

Microsoft cannot be serious. I understand simplicity, but this is ridiculous. The logo not only lacks color, it looks cheap and boring.

elsawi
elsawi

It's not a matter of pretty or not, it lacks personality. Should we expect the next version to be: Doors 9!

pundarikakshaya
pundarikakshaya

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

ole35
ole35

basics at its best.very good

Androidx86
Androidx86

This is NOT Windows anymore, a windows logo has four colours, thats it`s tradition. this one is trash.

izharaazmi
izharaazmi

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.

mchldpy
mchldpy

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

Hackerpunk1
Hackerpunk1

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

toolman1
toolman1

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.

kennethabrewer
kennethabrewer

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!

janitorman
janitorman

The design reflects the look and feel of the OS. Boring, boxy, and pretty much a step backwards.

MauiAl47
MauiAl47

If Windows 8 is any good as an OS, which remains to be seen, I really don't care what the logo looks like.

carrilion
carrilion

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.

fushir
fushir

This new one sucks. Maybe they will change it before production.

Tea.Rollins
Tea.Rollins

And your opinion is worth as much as mine ^_^ ..l..

dspawn
dspawn

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.

doctordawg
doctordawg

Almost as good a double entendre as the emoticon created by XP

doctordawg
doctordawg

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...

dsaucier
dsaucier

This will take a different form at release. I personally don't mind it, but i prefer the colored windows 7 myself.

ManoaHI
ManoaHI

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)

bobabrahams
bobabrahams

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?

frm
frm

I like it. I want it. Windows is good.

clickonsend
clickonsend

...Vista didnt ever count bahahahahaha

Lucky2BHere
Lucky2BHere

Quickly gets the point across. All that's needed for this kind of implementation. Next!

Crash84
Crash84

Last one in the list

Snooki_smoosh_smoosh
Snooki_smoosh_smoosh

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.

collins.klan
collins.klan

Looks like old MS-Publisher clip art, hope they really did not pay anyone to make that thing.

Head_IT_Man
Head_IT_Man

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 !!!

Ricardus
Ricardus

Is just me, or does it look sort of like the Greek flag?

Guillaume St-Georges
Guillaume St-Georges

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.

doctordawg
doctordawg

I never, NEVER miss a bad joke opportunity :)

smdarby
smdarby

Maybe that's Greece's attempt at bailing themselves out by selling their own flag to MS.