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Monday, 13 February 2012 08:15

New "Windows" logo unveiled in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Written by Jon Worrel

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Microsoft parts ways with 22-year old logo

Since the launch of Microsoft Windows 3.0 in May 1990, the Redmond-based software giant has continued to use the same four-colored flapping flag to distinguish its most significant software product to the world at large. Over the past two successive decades, the flag has undergone several color-graded changes, including some noteworthy facelifts (see: Windows XP and Windows 7), but has ultimately remained the same notoriously recognized "Windows flag" for nearly three generations of PC users.

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Microsoft Windows 3.0 logo (May 1990)


Unfortunately, the time has finally come for the corporation to replace its tride-and-true emblem with a refreshing yet monochromatic 4-sided diagonal window pane that emphasizes the term "windows" more than it emphasizes the current multi-colored "flag." Based on some leaked images originating from Chinese forum CNBeta, the company intends to use its new monochromatic logo not only in the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview boot screen, but also on a slew of upcoming Windows 8 tablets that will hit the market beginning Q3 2012.
 

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Of course, many analysts are unsure whether or not these photos are official. CNBeta has been noted in the past for leaking semi-photoshopped images that are available elsewhere, but due to the fact that a hardware photo has been leaked, we remain skeptically optimistic regarding the validity of the new emblem.

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The device depicted in the image above is unquestionably an ARM-based tablet running a current build of Windows 8 ARM Edition, as Microsoft has said in the past that it would require a new one-tap "home button" in its manufacturing partner hardware requirements.

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