Windows 8 compatiblity logo leak now adds Windows RT

Earlier this month, the Winunleaked.info forums posted up what it claimed were the official Windows 8 compatibility logos that Microsoft will use for Windows 8-based hardware and software. At the time, we contacted Microsoft to find out whether or not these logos were the genuine article. Unfortunately, Microsoft declined to comment.

Today, the same forums (free registration required) has posted up a set of new compatibility logos, again with the claim that these are the official designs from Microsoft. They are basically the same ones but show a Windows RT label below the Windows 8 term and logo. Like the previously leaked Windows 8 logos, this design comes 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.

Again, we stress that Microsoft has yet to confirm or deny that these are the correct compatibility logo designs that it will use when Windows 8 and Windows RT are launched later in 2012. It's also more that possible that these are genuine but are early versions of the logo and could be changed when the final versions are officially announced.

Source: Winunleaked.info | Image via Winunleaked.info

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I like Windows 8 but damn the new logo is ugly and the non symmetrical look does not look very metro to me at all. I wish the logo was still RP.

MC GEEK said,
Microsoft haven't really thought this through have they... What if the user is colour blind.
wouldn't the text be readable eitherway?

Windows RT is a stupid stupid name for the tablet OS. It is a lost opportunity to call it something that is meaningful to someone who does not read tech blogs. Stupid Microsoft.

mutualcore said,
This is horrible and confusing to consumers.

What is confusing about a sticker that says "Windows 8 / Windows RT compatible"? Do consumers not understand that Windows 8 compatible means Windows 8 compatible?

rfirth said,
What is confusing about a sticker that says "Windows 8 / Windows RT compatible"?

The confusion stems from the number of different logos. They may just be different colour schemes but it would be a lot less confusing if there was just one logo.

rfirth said,

What is confusing about a sticker that says "Windows 8 / Windows RT compatible"? Do consumers not understand that Windows 8 compatible means Windows 8 compatible?

No. No. No. No. What do the different colors mean? They are different! They must mean something!

The first logo, blue Windows logo on white background -- is OK but the others are just awful. Microsoft needs to ditch that purple and that black and white logos look like high contrast themes in Windows.

A340600 said,
The first logo, blue Windows logo on white background -- is OK but the others are just awful. Microsoft needs to ditch that purple and that black and white logos look like high contrast themes in Windows.

They'll look fine on product packaging. Depending on the color of the packaging, these colors might fit.

Wonder if there will ever be a Windows 8 post that is not immediately filled with negative comments about anything related to this OS. Pathetic for a so-called tech site.

efjay said,
Wonder if there will ever be a Windows 8 post that is not immediately filled with negative comments about anything related to this OS. Pathetic for a so-called tech site.
Cry about it, you don't like peoples opinions, take it somewhere else.

efjay said,
Wonder if there will ever be a Windows 8 post that is not immediately filled with negative comments about anything related to this OS. Pathetic for a so-called tech site.

Maybe it's a sign Microsoft should have improved things quality-wise..

.Neo said,

Maybe it's a sign Microsoft should have improved things quality-wise..

err, windows is top of the line quality when it comes to a desktop or cooperate OS.
And there is nothing wrong with the quality of Win8, on the contrary. WinRT is also amazing. And one of the few one-time compile environments around for multiple architectures.

The Laughing Man said,
Cry about it, you don't like peoples opinions, take it somewhere else.

And some wonder why users are leaving this site.
STFU dude.

efjay said,
Wonder if there will ever be a Windows 8 post that is not immediately filled with negative comments about anything related to this OS. Pathetic for a so-called tech site.

People have every right to express their opinions. In terms of aesthetics the logos are far from attractive and it is unnecessary to have to many different colour schemes.

At the end of the day I find it just as annoying seeing people post about how everybody is bashing Windows 8, when in fact many people are praising it. Don't become part of the problem. Express your opinion on the logos and don't try to project your opinions on to others.

Shadowzz said,

err, windows is top of the line quality when it comes to a desktop or cooperate OS.
And there is nothing wrong with the quality of Win8, on the contrary. WinRT is also amazing. And one of the few one-time compile environments around for multiple architectures.

A lot of people beg to differ. The entire interface experience is hardly a high-quality unified experience.

ahhell said,

And some wonder why users are leaving this site.
STFU dude.

And you're no better than that guy, telling me to shut up because you don't like someones opinion, how about you go take a hike.

You may think it looks ugly on-screen, but as a printed glossy sticker on a device, these would look slick and clean and fresh on the device.

Eh? I thought Windows RT was specifically for ARM-based devices. So, it's not possible to run regular Windows 8 on these devices?

testman said,
Eh? I thought Windows RT was specifically for ARM-based devices. So, it's not possible to run regular Windows 8 on these devices?

Ehh? WinRT would be able to run on all the devices that can run Windows 8 but the other way round is not possible technically!

testman said,
Eh? I thought Windows RT was specifically for ARM-based devices. So, it's not possible to run regular Windows 8 on these devices?

this is the compatiblity logo, so think printers/mice etc. Showing they are compatible with windows RT. Also it'll probably be on the box of tablets running winRT.

Mohitster said,

Ehh? WinRT would be able to run on all the devices that can run Windows 8 but the other way round is not possible technically!


Ey? No it wont, it'll only run on ARM systems.

duddit2 said,

Ey? No it wont, it'll only run on ARM systems.

“WinRT” refers to the runtime that works on both architectures (ARM and x86), while “Windows RT” refers to the operating system that only works on ARM.

duddit2 said,

this is the compatiblity logo, so think printers/mice etc. Showing they are compatible with windows RT. Also it'll probably be on the box of tablets running winRT.

Hmm....sounds about right!

testman said,
Eh? I thought Windows RT was specifically for ARM-based devices. So, it's not possible to run regular Windows 8 on these devices?

Well, yeah..you are absolutely right....got mixed up in WinRT and Windows RT! My bad!

That combination of colors looks like it makes the logo work with just about any packaging color scheme you could think of for HW & SW.

There will be hell if all those colors represent something different.

Or maybe they are made that way to match the surface covers when the stickers are put on.