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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RE[3]: Comment by nbensa
by voodoo123 on Mon 6th Feb 2012 03:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by nbensa"
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Uh... What? Where do you people GET this stuff?

To be fair, I was referring more to KDE 3.5. In this respect it was the large task bar and overall feel of the GUI that reminded me of it. As far as Win8 being like Gnome shell, this stems from the lack of "Start" menus or drop down menus (read as Gnome 2) and consolidating in a screen that completely overlaps your desktop.

I'm sure not everyone felt this way, but those were my impressions upon using it.

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