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Submission + - Did Microsoft Just Reveal the New Windows 9 Logo? ( 2

Nerval's Lobster writes: Microsoft just accidentally—or 'accidentally'—leaked a logo for Windows 9. Microsoft China posted the image to Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, along with a note: 'Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?' The post was quickly yanked, but not before setting the Internet abuzz. (If it is an official logo, it gets zero points for originality.) Windows 9 will reportedly rebalance the Windows user interface in favor of keyboard and mouse input, rather than the touch-friendly system pushed by Windows 8’s Start screen. What’s certain is that Microsoft wants to put Windows 8 in the rear-view mirror as quickly as possible. Greeted by lukewarm reviews upon its release in 2012, Windows 8 failed to overtake Windows 7 or even the ancient Windows XP in terms of market-share; third-party developers seemingly had little enthusiasm for building apps for the platform, and many consumers expressed confusion over the dual interface, which paired the traditional desktop with the aforementioned Start screen.
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Did Microsoft Just Reveal the New Windows 9 Logo?

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  • by Megane ( 129182 )
    Not only is it boring (four colored squares without any wavyness or anything), but if you wear glasses with some degree of chromatic aberration, the green box goes out of alignment. Par for the course from Microsoft.
    • What is the point of this minimalistic approach to UI elements these days. We all have computers capable of displaying millions of colours yet we have UI designs that are more plain than a blank piece of paper. Perhaps they know that after WWIII we will all be using C=64 or (insert 80s tech here) and the minimal approach will be necessary.


I've noticed several design suggestions in your code.