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Microsoft changes its logo after 25 years

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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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http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/23/3262517/microsoft-new-logo

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

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I like it. It looks like it just got more modernized because the old one was worn out.

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"You can [change the] lipstick on a pig....."

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

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They somehow managed to make it look more plain than the last one. Looks terrible.

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