Microsoft Windows has been around longer than I have, and has seen a great many iterations through the years. This two-page article shows the bootup screens for Windows 1.0 through Windows 7, illustrating the progression from what was effectively a blue screen (of death?) to the pretty Windows logo in Windows 7.
And now, with the advent of Windows 8, and today's modern technology, we'd expect the new logo to be even more beautiful, right? Right?
Uhhh... no, sorry.