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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Start shutdown
by kwan_e on Sun 5th Feb 2012 22:26 UTC
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It never occurred to me to think there's anything wrong with the shutdown option in the Start Menu. After all, for most electrical appliances, you push the on button to turn something off. Maybe it's because I was born just before the notion of turning something off was going out of fashion? I certainly was just in time to witness DOS going out of use. And I've never found Windows hard to use: nested menus, hierarchical filesystems where you had to remember what you named a file...

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