Windows 8 compatibility logos leaked?

When a PC or PC-related device has been approved by Microsoft to work on a version of Windows, it also gets permission to show the Windows certified logo on its product. Today, the reliable Winunleaked.info site (the new name and domain for the WinUnleaked.tk website) has posted up an image (free registration required) that it claims shows the design of the Windows 8 Compatibility logo, also known as "certification artwork."

The image shows a number of different colors for the design, all of which have the official Windows 8 logo that Microsoft first announced a few months ago. The logo seems to come in light blue, dark blue, purple and black versions. The logos also come in designs that have either a colored background and a white logo, or the other way around.

If this design is indeed correct and not a hoax, it would represent yet another change in Microsoft's logo style, since previous Windows certification logos have all had one basic design without all of the different colored versions. Winunleaked.info claims it will also show the compatibility logos for Windows RT-based devices "soon".

We have contacted Microsoft to find out if these logo are indeed genuine.

Source: Winunleaked.info | Image via Winunleaked.info

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Chris123NT said,
I really hate this new logo

Me too. I don't care about what people say, but I really hate it. It does represent metro, though.

neufuse said,
how long until MS gets sued because of this again? remember the last "Vista compatable" logo lawsuit?

not the same thing, windows 8 has the same requirements of vista/7

I cant see anything but WinUnleaked.info .... :\

Regardless. What I can see of the logos is a little plain for my liking, not really a fan.

Am I the only one who thought that these logos were for Win 3.11? I guess Windows 8 will feature 8-bit graphics only...

Nexx295 said,
Am I the only one who thought that these logos were for Win 3.11? I guess Windows 8 will feature 8-bit graphics only...

Yes because the windows 3.1 logo didn't look anything like that. Troll fail.

Watermarking wars are at full force!
What's next? 99% of the image is watermarked and the last 4 pixels are there to see?!

There's no point even showing them if they're going to be that heavily watermarked! They haven't split the atom or anything - they've just managed to get hold of some logos a few weeks or months before they're going to be publicly available. Pathetic.

jamieakers said,
Not much point watermarking them ... you could create them again in Paint in a matter of seconds...!

I can make the Target or Nike logo in Paint in a matter of seconds too. Does that make them bad logos?

Enron said,

I can make the Target or Nike logo in Paint in a matter of seconds too. Does that make them bad logos?

When did he even say they were bad logos!? ^.-

How did you get to that conclusion?

drazgoosh said,

When did he even say they were bad logos!? ^.-

How did you get to that conclusion?

Most of the people complaining about the Metro look think it looks "too plain" or "8 bit" etc..

Enron said,

I can make the Target or Nike logo in Paint in a matter of seconds too. Does that make them bad logos?


Read his line again, he's clearly not complaining about the logo design, but the way WinUnleaked watermarked these images to preserve the credit they want to get.

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

Read his line again, he's clearly not complaining about the logo design, but the way WinUnleaked watermarked these images to preserve the credit they want to get.

GS:mac

What watermark?

Just as colourful and exciting as the OS is to use on a desktop computer </sarcasm>

Even infamous lie to the consumers face "Vista ready" sticker was better then this.

Digitalx said,
Just as colourful and exciting as the OS is to use on a desktop computer </sarcasm>

Even infamous lie to the consumers face "Vista ready" sticker was better then this.

You need a "complainer" sticker.

Digitalx said,
Just as colourful and exciting as the OS is to use on a desktop computer </sarcasm>

Even infamous lie to the consumers face "Vista ready" sticker was better then this.


It's just a sticker...

Digitalx said,

Yeah fronting for the worst operating system this side of the 21st century so far.

No that was OS X like 10yrs ago. Nice try though.

Spyder said,
its too bad they didn't make the watermark darker so the logos would be completely blocked out

lol it's just about useless as it is