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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Metro vs Windows
by malxau on Sat 18th Feb 2012 03:27 UTC
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This logo is designed to have a Metro theme. But, Metro is primarily for running full-screen applications, or perhaps one primary application with a second docked to the side. The notion of a window with four panes is not applicable to Metro.

Maybe it should just be a solid sheet of glass instead...

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RE: Metro vs Windows
by chanesaw on Sat 18th Feb 2012 07:37 in reply to "Metro vs Windows"
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2012-02-18

One does wonder if it may be time to abondon the "Windows" brand entirely. It doesn't seem very relevant to their OS any longer.

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