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New Microsoft logo may not be new

August 24, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Microsoft's new logo announced Thursday looks a lot like an image used in two commercials in the '90s for Windows 95.
Microsoft's new logo announced Thursday looks a lot like an image… (YouTube )

Microsoft unveiled a new logo Thursday, but maybe it's not so new.

A Neowin.net user pointed out that the supposedly new logo, which you can see here, showed up on two Microsoft commercials when the company was promoting Windows 95.

The videos, which you can see below, ran in 1995, according to Neowin.

The commercials show a symbol that's nearly identical to the new logo except for the top left block, which used to be orange, and bottom right block, which was formerly yellow.

In the logo unveiled Thursday, the orange block has moved to the bottom right while red now occupies the top left spot.

Besides that, though, the logos are nearly identical.

When asked about the commercials, Microsoft said "the new Microsoft logo is an evolution of the Microsoft Store logo, which was inspired by the Windows flag," according to Neowin. 

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