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 Almafeta on Sat 18th Feb 2012 20:12 UTC
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Apple did this, too: their iconic rainbow apple, replaced with a flat vector shape. By making color not part of their logo, they make it easier to port recognizably... not to mention, they make it easier to render in a vector-based UI.

Doesn't mean it's a good move, but there's an obvious reason for it.

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