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]: Good riddance
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 6th Feb 2012 07:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good riddance"
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Exactly. Although the change I do like is the ability to type in the program or file name to bypass the stupid organization of some start menu entries.

Yup. And that is exactly one of those (maybe the only?) changes that I thought was useful myself. But I thought it should have also been added to the "Classic" Start menu.

BTW, I think my timeline may have been off--I think users did still have the option of the classic menu in Vista; it was definitely Win7, for sure, that did not allow turning back.

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