Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Windows logo, and unlike the several previous Windows logos it's no longer a flag, but actually a window. Which is weird, since Metro doesn't have windows. Love this bit: "It does not try to emulate faux-industrial design characteristics such as materiality (glass, wood, plastic, etc.)." A well-deserved jab at Apple's inexplicable obsession with skeuomorphic My First Operating System-esque interfaces.
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by ilovebeer on Sat 18th Feb 2012 00:57 UTC
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I can't believe people are actually whining about the perspective of the lines in this new logo. I suppose there will always be those who aren't happy unless they're spouting off about Microsoft. What's funny though is that if you want to cry about perspective, then you should realize both lines are technically incorrect. However, there's nothing 'wrong' with the logo. There is no such thing, their images may be anything they choose.

Is the logo simplistic? Yup. Are people reading way too much into it? Hell yup. I'm sure some of you will cringe when you hear this but the logo will do exactly what it needs to -- become widely recognized (thanks in part to the smart choice of colors).

My personal opinion is I neither like nor dislike it. I'm not impressed. I'm not disappointed. Beyond that I'll say it's silly some of you are so emotionally moved and so strongly opinionated over something that shouldn't have any relevance to you in the first place. *shrug*

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