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#1 -Goose-

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

After a quarter decade of the now iconic Italics typeface:

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They've replaced it in time for the biggest launch quarter in Microsoft history, with this:
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Microsoft has just unveiled a new look and feel to its corporate logo. Following 25 years from its former iteration, this is the first major Microsoft logo change in the company's history. The new logo includes a multicolored symbol that's typically found on thecompany's Windows products — the first time the wordmark has been accompanied by an image. Speaking to The Seattle Times, Microsoft's Jeff Hansen reveals that the new logo is designed to "signal the heritage but also signal the future — a newness and freshness."

Microsoft is preparing to launch a range of products this holiday season, including its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems and a new Surface tablet. The software giant's new logo reflects a change in the company's branding that has been triggered by the new look Windows 8 interface and branding. Microsoft's Office team has also adopted a similar interface and style, and Windows Phone 8 completes the trio of products for Microsoft's major rebrand this fall.

The new logo will take time to filter across the company's products, Hansen says "there may be other instances where you will see the old logo being used for some time." Overall the new symbol is "important in a world of digital motion" says Hansen, one that the company is "excited about" using.




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#2 King Heffy

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

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I thought they were going to finally switch to this one:

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

I thought they were going to finally switch to this one:

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I hear XP is over a decade old. I anycase, the BSOD has been changed for Windows 8 as well:

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To Microsofts credit very rarely is a BSOD the fault of WIndows itself, more often than not it's a crappy driver made by a manufacturer.
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#4 Heretic

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

I like it. It looks like it just got more modernized because the old one was worn out.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

"You can [change the] lipstick on a pig....."
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

okay yeh cool
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

Yes, I like it.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

The more modern look will probably help with marketing against its big competitors like Apple...

The old logo was looking out of fashion
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

I like it.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:36 PM

I hate it! It looks like it's taken right out of the eighties!


And also, what's up with all you people hating on Microsoft? I bet most of you have never tried Linux/Unix.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

They're going all Apple-ish.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

I hate it! It looks like it's taken right out of the eighties!


And also, what's up with all you people hating on Microsoft? I bet most of you have never tried Linux/Unix.

I am very happy with my free copy of Windows 7, but if i didn't get a free copy, I don't think I would have purchased it on its own. also you hate the graphic and also hate haters? i don't get it.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:06 PM

I am very happy with my free copy of Windows 7, but if i didn't get a free copy, I don't think I would have purchased it on its own. also you hate the graphic and also hate haters? i don't get it.


No, I probably wouldn't have paid $100 or what ever it costs either, I wouldn't spend that kind of money on ANY OS out there, but I've gotta say, Windows 7 is the best OS I've ever tried.

I don't "hate" on the haters, I just wonder why they come here and hate on Microsoft...

As for the new font; yeah I hate it!
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

They're going all Apple-ish.


Not necessarily. Microsoft is going for the digital look with bold colors and flat graphics. Apple tries to make its stuff looks more real-worldy. Faux rings in the address book, torn pages in the calendar, etc.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

Whoever made this, is one lucky guy. I could have made this with my eyes close. Yea, i could have gotten million of bucks.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

I thought it was the old 98 logo when I looked from far away lolz

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

They somehow managed to make it look more plain than the last one. Looks terrible.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

New logo is fine. They probably spent a gazillion dollars and massive focus groups to come up with something nobody should care about.

Windows 7 works. Its relatively cheap and does everything well. You want to hate on that? Good for you.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

I thought they were going to finally switch to this one:

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Yeah they really BLUE it.. :bigblush:
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

LOVE IT. Sleek and simple is the new look, definitely looks very Windows 8 like.

I'm loving the way Microsoft is going with Windows. I have both OS X and Windows but I'm really starting to like the way Microsoft is going a lot more now than Apple with their Operating systems.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

Seems like a chimp made it in 5 minutes. There are some pretty graphics programs out there. I guess it's supposed to be simple. Don't like the soft grey either but it will definitely be recognizable.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:05 PM

Their logos are way too over-the-top.
They need to tone it down.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

I don't mind it one bit, better than the last one.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

I thought they were going to finally switch to this one:

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