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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Good Riddance!
by MacMan on Sun 5th Feb 2012 22:22 UTC
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Not sure why, but the start menu is one of the things I hated most about Win9x-7.

The Win7 taskbar IMO is certainly a step in the right direction, looks like the 8 taskbar will be similar to the dock on NeXT, which is probably the the best desktop I've ever used.

I am so dammed sick hearing this crap about whenever MS, Gnome, KDE, anybody changes anything, this bunch of people pipe up and spew this "dumbing down" crap. People, streamlining user interaction is not "dumbing down", just because it is different than the same crap you've been using since 1995 does not mean "dumbing down", its just different.

Now, I for one don't care much for the changes Apple has made in 10.7, thats why I'm sticking with 10.6 for now. But, you don't hear me spewing this "dumbing down" BS. So, people, stop and think for a second, is it really a "dumbing down", like say MS Bob, or is really some change that is just different that what your used to, some change that you don't like for some personal preference?

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