MSN made it's debut with the release of Windows 95. MSN wasn't designed to give full internet access, so a year later Microsoft released the Internet Explorer web browser.
This is the longest-used and arguably most well-known MSN logo. Due to its wide use from 2000-2009 on many of Microsoft's products, it can still be found on certain webpages on MSN.com or within certain software, such as Windows Live Messenger.
Brand New rated this logo the 2nd worst of 2009, after Bing, another Microsoft product.
With using this Metro style logo, the website was revamped for a touch interface on Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone. However, the old website (and logo) is accessible on earlier versions of Windows.