Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Feb 2012 19:15 UTC
Windows For all intents and purposes, this is only a minor change, and were this any other operating system or graphical environment, it would never warrant an entire news item. However, we're talking Windows, the most popular desktop operating system of all time, here. After 17 years of trusty service, Microsoft has removed the Start button from the taskbar in the upcoming Consumer Preview release of Windows 8.
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Comment by orestes
by orestes on Sun 5th Feb 2012 20:10 UTC
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The more I see of Windows 8 the more I think their design specs involved taking a screenshot of Metro and a screenshot of Windows 7 and stapling them together. The UI is so disjointed it's not even funny. It's like they heard what Gnome 3 and Apple were starting to do and decided midstream they wanted to copy it, with precisely none of the smoothness either of those environments possess.

On the plus side, if Win 8 crashes and burns spectacularly it may just be the firm kick in the teeth the tablet overype squad needs to be jolted back into objective reality.

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