Introduced May 1, 1980.
Introduced April 1, 1982.
Microsoft launched its most well-known logo on January 5, 1987, and since then, has been cherished by many. It was dropped on August 22, 2012, but it's still used on older products and some portals (most notably the Windows/Microsoft Update website in Windows XP, the Microsoft Update site in Windows Vista, and the documentation page for Windows XP Professional, and some others, just to name a few). It was created by Scott Baker. As evidenced here, this logo was originally seen on a Release Candidate of Windows 2.0 in December 1986 before the logo officially launched the following month.
"The new logo, in Helvetica italic typeface, has a slash between the o and s to emphasize the "soft" part of the name and convey motion and speed."
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With the launch of the new slogan in 2011, the Microsoft logo was altered slightly, reducing the slant.. This logo was the shortest-lived, was only used for one year, until August 22, 2012.
- This logo resembles the InFocus Corporation's logo. However, the sharp between letters is straight instead of a right triangle and is located between O and C (the O is the fourth letter and the C is the fifth one while for Microsoft's, the first said letter is the fifth one and the S is the sixth).
2012–presentWindows logo. Although this logo is, however, not completely new, a similar one was featured in Windows 95 commercials from the mid-90s, making it more complicated as Windows 95.
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