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February 23, 2012

Microsoft News - Microsoft Gives Windows a Makeover with Latest Release

By Daniel Brecht, Contributing Writer

Microsoft Corporation, a worldwide leader in software, has dominated the personal computer world with its operating system Windows, even amongst its many versions.

In fact, over the years, people have seen several changes to Windows and its logo starting with the first change which came when Windows released version 3.1 in 1992. The logo featured a slightly curved digital flag, outlined in black with a grid of four squares in green, blue, yellow and red colors. The image of the flag – with the same four squares of colors – remained for many years and for many of the Windows operating systems. Now, however, with the release of Windows 8, Microsoft (News - Alert) will say goodbye to its multicolored flag logos.

Microsoft says the Windows 8 logo represents the re-imagination of the Windows operating system and is taking the next step in the evolution of technology by encompassing a Metro design style, which is based on principles and personality. It’s a new design philosophy that uses bold colors, typography and motion.

The Windows 8 logo is no longer a flying or waving flag; rather, it looks like a window with four light-blue windows with white frames and the words “Windows 8” in the same light-blue color. As the operating system evolves, its logo gets simpler and closely represents the software name and concept.

Window users may not like the new logo designed for Windows 8, but it is unlikely that there will be many disputes about it, just as when new logos for Windows Vista and Windows 7 were released. Since Windows 8 is said to bring many changes from previous versions – a new interface for example – users might think it the perfect occasion to have the Windows logo design changed.

Those interested in what Windows 8 has to offer won’t have to wait long as the release is scheduled for 2012.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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