1. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Ask a question and give support. Join the community here.
    TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.
    Ask a question and give support.
    Join the community here, it only takes a minute.
    Dismiss Notice

Microsoft Windows 8 retail packaging revealed

By Leeky · 17 replies
Aug 7, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. It has been an eventful couple of weeks for Microsoft. The Redmond-based firm announced its upcoming operating system had reached RTM, and the code was subsequently leaked to torrent sites in record time. Speculation also started to circulate about Microsoft's decision……

    Read more
  2. looks like a childrens book....or a not so attractive book...who knows?
  3. Gareis

    Gareis TS Member Posts: 73   +14

    Interesting design.. I'm going to miss the classic look myself.
  4. abysal

    abysal TS Booster Posts: 115   +40

    Wow, looks like something from 1995, what are they thinking?
  5. The price for the "System Builder" Edition? The price for the "Full" edition, if such edition comes into existence?
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +249

    I think it's oooookay... except for whatever you're supposed to be seeing behind the window.
  7. At first I hated how Windows 8 looked and felt but after using it as my primary OS for about a month know I am starting to enjoy using it. They have made some very welcome changes to the OS. And for only $40 I might get the full version on Oct 26 mainly because that is cheap as hell, and I might keep it as my main OS and just have Win 7 on a backup drive just in case.
    ReederOnTheRun likes this.
  8. I've seen designs like that before back when Saved by the Bell was first on television. It didn't look good then it doesn't look good now.
  9. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,669   +2,428

    People will think its a Corel or Adobe product. I swear, there's a Google mole in upper management that's steering the entire Windows 7 effort.
  10. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    I liked the wavy flag windows logo!
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,286   +4,941

    Yeah, it's a shame they dropped the flag for a Crayola box.
  12. backo

    backo TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +9

    I really like this industrial look. Pretty current, nice.
  13. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 765   +49

    When first laying my eye's on this new Windows 8 box. especially with the white colored one, I thought to myself, now where have I seen a Windows box with a splash of almost the same colors and the use of squares? Then I went across my little office space, opened up the closet, looked at a shelf of almost every Windows Operating Systems I have, took out a box that I first thought looked like it, sure enough I was close.....


    Granted a little different on design, but almost the same ques as far as the use of squares and color!
  14. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,279   +49

    Eh... I think its design is lacking!
  15. Chris Just

    Chris Just TS Enthusiast Posts: 32

    I know some will keep that box and to them it might matter. To me it is trash, literally will go in the trash like all the other boxes of things I have bought. Did I care what the box to my Logitech G19 or my Rat MMO 7 mouse or any other thing I have gotten looked liked when I ordered it online? NO! Packing like that matters more since I have to keep it for a time in case I have to return it for some reason. Since software can't be returned once opened that box will be gone the min I open it.
  16. Looks fine to me. I don't know what all the moaning is about. It's a box!

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    I will wait till ........ W I N D O W S 9

  18. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 188   +11

    I fear Windows 8 is another Vista in disguise, and will only lead to the next Windows within one year...
    DragonMaster Jay likes this.

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...