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(PCWorld)   Bill Gates decides after 25 years he can spare a few bucks to update Microsoft's logo "It's awfully bland, particularly if you saw it in one color"   (pcworld.com) divider line 72
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2012-08-26 12:48:54 PM  

jagermech: The squares should've had rounded edges, imo. That way Apple can sue the shiat out of them.

/Am I doing it right?


voted "best comment"
 
2012-08-26 01:05:18 PM  
Who cares? Linux people? A$ people?
 
2012-08-26 01:15:08 PM  
FWIW SImple logos are usually meant to be seen very small so not much detail is allowed. I think that logo may becoming a bit more ubiquitous.

/may be coming?
/maybe coming?
/may be becoming?

I'm going outside.
 
2012-08-26 01:37:21 PM  
I think the logo perfectly captures the essence of Microsoft. Bland, predictable, and slightly disappointing.
 
2012-08-26 01:45:41 PM  

dickfreckle: rocky_howard: That's never been Microsoft's appeal. I use their products because they work and are dependable and ubiquitous. Sorry, if you're getting blue screens everyday blame your hardware and/or yourself.

Nobody believes me when I tell them this, but the only BSOD I've ever had in, I dunno, 15 years of using Windows daily was due to a HDD failure. You know, the same failure that happens regardless of OS. I don't know why BSOD is such a go-to point of mockery for fanboys, but I never get them. I don't get viruses either, even when I don't run AV.

I'm no genius. I'm savvy enough to build my own box with Newegg parts, but anyone who ever replaced the alternator on a car can do that, these days. If your Windows machine is constantly f*cking with you, it's 90% likely your own fault, or a hardware failure that can happen to anyone.


That's what I'm saying. If you're a dumb user it's not my fault nor the OS's. I don't install bullshiat toolbars, I read carefully through each installation screen so I don't end up adding stuff I don't want, I don't have a voracious appetite to consume media/software just because it exists. If it's not in my trusted sources, I just don't use/consume it. I don't know what's with some people that they absolutely need to download every software/movie/game out there. Whatever happened to have farking restraint?
 
2012-08-26 01:59:16 PM  
no bill mentioned in article

you do realize that bill can just blow some cash on hats and use whats left to sue you into oblivion, subby?
 
2012-08-26 02:24:20 PM  
I love the new logo. To me it represents what I think is the best thing in Metro: the absence of over-effected visual design.

It's simple, elegant. No glitter, no fading, no shadows, no rounded corners, no BS.

The new MS logo is awesome. Eat it, haters.
 
2012-08-26 02:29:08 PM  
Subby obviously missed this four years ago. Obviously.

Link
 
2012-08-26 02:48:36 PM  

cxjohn: Subby obviously missed this four years ago. Obviously.

Link


Prediction: when all is counted, the post-Gates Microsoft will have been much more successful than the post-Jobs Apple.
 
2012-08-26 02:59:14 PM  

flaminio: cxjohn: Subby obviously missed this four years ago. Obviously.

Link

Prediction: when all is counted, the post-Gates Microsoft will have been much more successful than the post-Jobs Apple.


also, post-Microsoft Gates will be much more successful than post-Apple Jobs
 
2012-08-26 03:57:58 PM  
Really, who give a crap?
 
2012-08-26 04:16:23 PM  

red5ish: Really, who give a crap?


I'm off to the bathroom so that would be me
 
2012-08-26 04:22:33 PM  

mxwjs: flaminio: cxjohn: Subby obviously missed this four years ago. Obviously.

Link

Prediction: when all is counted, the post-Gates Microsoft will have been much more successful than the post-Jobs Apple.

also, post-Microsoft Gates will be much more successful than post-Apple Jobs


The apple fans probably think that he ascended or something...
 
2012-08-26 04:54:45 PM  
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2012-08-26 05:27:44 PM  
It's not a bad logo. It's clean, simple, works in small sizes and large. And the color squares hint at the new Windows 8/Windows Phone 8/XBOX interface focus quite effectively.

I don't see what's so bad about it. It's nothing flashy but it's not supposed to be flashy.
 
2012-08-26 07:28:57 PM  
"Microsoft's 1987 logo, and its earlier iterations, have that World-Domination-Consumers-Are-Our-Minions attitude to them that was the norm for corporations that did indeed [want] to dominate the world," Vit writes.

What?

It's just a logo. Really. You might be reading too much into it.
 
2012-08-26 08:22:00 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: dickfreckle: Nobody believes me when I tell them this, but the only BSOD I've ever had in, I dunno, 15 years of using Windows daily was due to a HDD failure. You know, the same failure that happens regardless of OS.

It's probably because you've only been using Windows for 15 years (though I would expect using Win98 you'd see them fairly commonly).

Certain operating systems (Win 3.0, Win 95) had serious stability issues (both for the same root cause - sacrificing stability for backwards compatibility). Systems running on the NT core do a lot better. Most BSODs now are hardware related, while in the earlier days, it was pretty common for software errors to bring the entire system down. For example, on 95/98/Me, anything that leaked GDI memory would bring the whole system to its knees pretty rapidly.

Oh, and later versions default to rebooting instead of showing the BSOD, so you might have them and never know it.


I did use 3.1 / 95, but I was a teen / young man using my dad's computer (back then PCs were still prohibitively expensive). The first box I owned outright was indeed a 98 machine, but I never had problems. I can't even recall a reboot that wasn't instigated by updates, which I now do manually.

I understand that BSODs are real. I'm just saying that I never get them. And by saying that I probably just pissed off some cosmic troll who'll deliver one, tonight. :)

/guess I'll be booting into Linux the next couple days
 
2012-08-26 09:25:23 PM  

Faith Logic Passion: rocky_howard: Do these people really think the success or failure of Microsoft depends on a shiatty logo?

WHO THE fark CARES ABOUT LOGOS? Especially in regards to Microsoft.

We're not talking about Nike sneakers or the Apple logo or the CocaCola shiat. Those companies sell a bullshiat "experience" and ride out on image alone.

That's never been Microsoft's appeal. I use their products because they work and are dependable and ubiquitous. Sorry, if you're getting blue screens everyday blame your hardware and/or yourself.

Since when did M$ start paying employees to white knight on Fark?


Using a $ symbol in Microsoft is very last century.
 
2012-08-27 12:54:40 AM  

kg2095: Using a $ symbol in Microsoft is very last century.


last millennium
 
2012-08-27 04:30:12 AM  

Gordon Bennett: EvilEgg: Mugato: So whoever "designed" that got paid? Like with money?

It was a bunch of people. Committees always do the best work.

We paid £400,000 for this piece of shiat. If you squint it looks like Lisa Simpson giving a blowjob, so at least we can claim the first ever Olympic logo Rule 34. Still not worth it.

[laist.com image 640x424]

I shudder to think about how much more we wasted on these two phallic cyclops Teletubbies.

[images.triplem.com.au image 600x400]


I read your profile, you attention-whoring attention whore. (But I don't mean that in a bad way.) I now declare you to be ... mildly interesting, so far. I'm considering fave-ing you. Hmm.

I'm in an odd mood tonight.
 
2012-08-27 12:18:14 PM  
too much space between the colored squares and the word Microsoft......just sayin
 
2012-08-27 03:39:42 PM  
It's really not that bad. Simple is in.Trying too hard is out. You'll get over it.
 
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