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Windows 7: Microsoft May Retire Wavy Windows Logo

13 Feb 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 
Microsoft May Retire Wavy Windows Logo

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Microsoft first introduced its four-color Windows logo over two decades ago with the launch of Windows 3.0 in May 1990 and it's been waving ever since. It's been altered over the years, with the Redmond software giant adding color gradients, shading, reflections, and other artistry tidbits to maintain a modern flair, but with the launch of Windows 8, the familiar logo might undergo a somewhat radical makeover.
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Maximum PC | Microsoft May Retire Wavy Windows Logo


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13 Feb 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

lol new logo looks a bit... bland to me.
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13 Feb 2012   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Yeah, hopefully they'll at least add the traditional colors to the squares.
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13 Feb 2012   #4
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Well, the original article isn't exactly correct - the four color flag logo came with Windows 3.1, NOT with Windows 3.0 (as written). The original 3.0 logo (May of 1990) had a retangular framed window, four panes, in two colors.

I no longer have my Win3.0 disks or printed materials but I distincly remember the first logo - I was an assistant manager of a CompuAd store at the time and Microsoft had a big push for Windows 3.0.

Here is a scan of the watch I was given as a spiff - you can see the original logo pretty well.

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Looks like the "new" Win 8 logo is a "retro upgrade" of the original Win 3.0 logo - what's old is new again!


Regards,
GEWB


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13 Feb 2012   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Funny i remember 3.0 and 3.1 and screamed joy for win 95 we have come a long way since then
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13 Feb 2012   #6
The Howling Wolves

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They should have asked PooManUK or Arc to design the logo. This one is to bland. IMHO
One of the reviews was spot on..."A third grader could have design a better looking logo!"
THW
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13 Feb 2012   #7
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Funny i rememeber 3.0 and 3.1 and screamed joy for win 95 we have come a long way since then
^^^^ Yup (I started with v2.0) ^^^

Guess we are showing our age! (Not "old" just well seasoned.)

Regards,
GEWB
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13 Feb 2012   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well it fits with the bland square tile based metro UI...

They certainly are going "all in" with this. It'll either be a revolutionary intro into a new world of computer interfaces dominating for the next decade or... a complete flop.

I'm all for new and exciting dynamic interfaces but at the same time against the complete playskoolification that is going on now. So I can't tell one way or another which way it'll go and that's the scary part. The whole thing is looking WAY too much like an modern version of Microsoft Bob
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13 Feb 2012   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

They sure like to use the 'azure' color
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13 Feb 2012   #10
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
The whole thing is looking WAY too much like an modern version of Microsoft Bob
Spot on with that one! I remember MS Bob - I played with it but didn't buy it. Bob and ME are the two I never loaded (beginning with 2.0).

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GEWB
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