I appreciate spare design, but the new Windows logo is just boring.
Here’s the rationale for the new logo according to The Windows Blog:
But if you look back to the origins of the logo you see that it really was meant to be a window. “Windows” really is a beautiful metaphor for computing and with the new logo we wanted to celebrate the idea of a window, in perspective. Microsoft and Windows are all about putting technology in people’s hands to empower them to find their own perspectives. And that is what the new logo was meant to be. We did less of a re-design and more to return it to its original meaning and bringing Windows back to its roots – reimagining the Windows logo as just that – a window.
Greg Hewgill had a different perspective:
If you think about it, the new logo sort of looks like deck chairs on the Titanic when it stern was up in the air…