evolution of the company’s logo from 1975 to 1987 – the last logo before
the new launch on Thursday
Microsoft has unveiled a new logo in a
quarter of a century. The firm hopes the new, minimalist logo will help
improve its image.
makeover unveiled on Thursday marks the first time that Microsoft has
revamped its logo since February 1987 – when the internet was only
beginning its rise to popularity, and mobile phones were rare.
Microsoft believes a radical
change to Windows will ensure that the company survives the
technological upheaval. Windows 8, due to hit the market Oct. 26,
displays software applications in a mosaic of tiles and has been
engineered so it works on both touch-based tablets and traditional PCs.