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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RE: This logo is perfect.
by fran on Sun 19th Feb 2012 18:00 UTC in reply to "This logo is perfect."
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

I don't understand what's up with you all, this logo transmits a fantastic image of Windows 8 :
1/Ugly (Gratuitous and amateurish perspective, a blue that just doesn't feel right on a white background)
2/Unusable (Window with no handle)
3/Unproductive (Most productive use of the previous logos was in printer tests)
4/Locked-down (That window is closed, there's no easy way to open it, and you only get to see it from a side)
5/Misleading (Good luck getting 4 windows on your screen in that square layout with Win8)


All but no. 4 is really correct.

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RE[2]: This logo is perfect.
by Neolander on Sun 19th Feb 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE: This logo is perfect."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

On ARM, with the locked bootloader and forbidden app sideloading, 4/ is quite accurate IMO ;)

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RE[3]: This logo is perfect.
by fran on Sun 19th Feb 2012 19:34 in reply to "RE[2]: This logo is perfect."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

ARM..true definitely
They really have to get those desktop apps on ARM.

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