Microsoft Windows 1.0; 2.0 and 2.1x
This logo was used for the release of Windows 1.0 and 2.0. Interestingly, Microsoft have designed a very similar logo for the new Windows 8 in 2012.
Microsoft Windows 3.0 and 3.1x
In 1990 - along with the release of Windows 3.0 - Microsoft issued the original version of the iconic 'flag' logo that would continue in one form or the other until the release of Windows 8 in 2012. This logo was tilted after the release of Windows 95.
Microsoft Windows 95
For the release of Windows 95, Microsoft started using Franklin Gothic for branding, and also altered the flag by tilting it and changing the colours.
Windows 95 logo with flag
Microsoft Windows 98
Windows 98 logo with flag
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows ME
Microsoft Windows XP
In 2001, the Windows logo was simplified, removing the black borders and squares flowing behind it. The logo was also given a 'plastic' feel to it. It was created to match Windows XP which had a very clean feel.
In 2006, Microsoft modified their 2001 logo, getting rid of the plastic feel and changing the font.
Microsoft overhauled their Windows logo to fit in with the Metro design, which uses one-color designs and the Segoe font.
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