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: Good riddance
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 6th Feb 2012 05:40 UTC in reply to "Good riddance"
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I, on the other hand, happen to like the Start menu and Taskbar concept. I also appreciate the changes to the taskbar in Windows 7 (and the ribbon, but *only* in certain programs), but I despise most of the changes forced onto users in the Start menu of Windows Vista.

My main complaint about the Start menu was always that nothing seemed to be organized... you'd have some programs making a useless "Company Name > Program Name" group to put its files, and often a readme and uninstaller would find their way there too. Which is pointless; just open the readme after install if requested, and as for uninstalling the program... that's what Add/Remove Programs was always for! Then there's this stupid separation between "all users" and current user" than is just confusing.

The Start menu was just always unorganized because software developers just had to put a folder of their name in there and load it with crap. And don't get me started on those programs that have a bunch of parts that all get dumped in different subdirectories under the folder named after their company... like Roxio and Nero.

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