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Microsoft Rumored to Change Windows Logo in Windows 8

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A new breed of Windows could have a slightly more contemporary logo.

The iconic Microsoft Windows "flag" logo could be getting a makeover in time for the launch of Windows 8. We all know this logo very well:

 

Going even further back, we can see the wavy flag inspiration's humble beginnings:

According to cnBeta, Microsoft will be straightening things out and the new Windows logo will do away with the curves to look more like a real-world window:

 

The supposed upcoming logo also matches up well with the square and rectangle design language of Metro.

It's unconfirmed, as even the latest leaked builds of Windows 8 still feature the present flag logo, but we'll know soon enough.

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    seumas_beathan , 15 February 2012 22:44
    That looks terrible :L
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    rajaawad23 , 16 February 2012 01:45
    not enjoying all the new changes with windows 8, we need Bill Gates back ASAP!
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    silver565 , 16 February 2012 02:50
    Windows 8 has some good features, but I don't like the general changes. I'd rather have the little features added to win7. Such as pausing copying and a better task manager
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    dizzy_davidh , 16 February 2012 11:54
    The Windows flag is the company's brand logo and isn't the registered logo for just the Windows OS so I very much doubt they will be making a change to it anytime soon. If it does change again at some point it will likely be a subtle change that retains the coloured elements of the window panes but has little else altered and if all they could do without a major re-branding is a very minor modification, why bother?!
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    dizzy_davidh , 16 February 2012 11:56
    silver565Windows 8 has some good features, but I don't like the general changes. I'd rather have the little features added to win7. Such as pausing copying and a better task manager

    If you want to control your file copy\move operations like Windows8 does try TeraCopy. It can be used as an app but is most useful as a Windows copy\move replacement which it can easily be set to do replacing the default copy handler of Windows.
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    dizzy_davidh , 18 February 2012 12:22
    dizzy_davidhThe Windows flag is the company's brand logo and isn't the registered logo for just the Windows OS so I very much doubt they will be making a change to...

    Oh well, looks like I got that one competely wrong ("Why change the logo Microsoft?", I ask)[