According to a Microsoft blog post, the logo for the company's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system will be a new and strikingly different logo from that of the current Windows OS; and will have more of a minimalist look.
In its elaboration of the thinking which went behind the forthcoming change in the logo for the Windows 8 OS, Microsoft said in the blog post that the new design is essentially aimed at bringing the company's software `back to its roots.'
In somewhat of a flashback to the time of origin of the Windows logo, Sam Moreau - Windows' chide director of user experience - said in the blog post that the logo was originally meant to be a "window", which would serve as an appropriate metaphor for computing.
It was the Pentagram design house which created the new logo for Windows 8 OS. Before delivering the final design for the new logo, the Pentagram designers spent one full day to receive a briefing about the design philosophy of the latest version of the Windows operating system as well as about Microsoft's corporate thinking in general.
Noting that the new logo is a befittingly represents the fact that "Microsoft and Windows are all about putting technology in people's hands to empower them to find their own perspectives," Moreau said that, for the new logo, Microsoft has done "less of a re-design and more to return it to its original meaning and bringing Windows back to its roots - reimagining the Windows logo as just that - a window."