This is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.
With the upcoming General Availability release of Microsoft Windows 8 on 26th October 2012, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at how the Windows logos have changed through the years.
Back on 20th November 1985, Microsoft released Microsoft Windows 1.0 which had the following logo with the 4 panes of a single colour:
When Windows 3.0 released in May 1990, the familiar red, green, blue and yellow colours were added to the panes of the window:
From that point on, the logos for Windows 95, XP, Vista and 7 have been progressions based on the four colours:
Now we have the new Windows 8 logo, which in some ways goes back to the single colour simplicity of the very first windows logo:
For other fun posts on product logos, have a look at:
Hope you found this interesting.
PS: I had not seen the original Windows 1.0 logo before I researched this article. Thanks to Minimally Minimal to reminding us.
This article was originally posted on the Developing for Dynamics GP Blog and has been reposted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.
5 thoughts on “Windows Logos through the years”
Interesting Blog about MS Windows logo and implementation through the years and preferred Minimally Minimal is also tremendous,
thanks for making it shareable.
time to update this article, there is a new logo. Again.
There is a new logo for Windows 10, but I can’t update the blog after I left Microsoft in Oct 2014.
why did you skip windows 9?
Because Seven Eight Nine…… (Say it aloud). 🙂