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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I hav ethe key word is "Consumer"
by garf on Sun 5th Feb 2012 21:35 UTC
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I really hope that this is only for the "Home" style versions of winodws, and the Corporate, or Professional versions still have this start menu...

I use the start menu all the time at work... I have all my normal programs pined to the task bar, and my sometimes programs pinned to the start menu... I also like how I can pin frequently used files to the sub menu of those pinned programs (For example I have the RDP client pinned, and then in the sub menu the comptuers I frequently RDP into)... This means that I only have to go back to my desktop for rare things that I need to do...

If I hate going back to the desktop, I sure as hell am going to hate going to the stupid "Metro" interface to get things...

It's been said before, since when is removing good features moving computing forward? It's more like dumbing it down...

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