Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 18:18 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 changes a lot of things about how the operating system works, but one of the features Windows traditionalists will find jarring is the lack of a Start button. Although the button's functions are still present in various places, users may miss its easy click-and-start-typing familiarity. Well, Samsung's bringing it back. The all-in-one PCs Samsung unveiled this morning are the first Windows machines to sport the S Launcher, a simple widget that acts just like the old start button." This is not from The Onion. I repeat, this is not from The Onion.
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RE[6]: Oh dear
by Morgan on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Oh dear"
Morgan
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My point was that the concept of a dock goes much further back than Samsung/Apple. Apple inherited the dock concept and code when they absorbed NeXT, and as Mellin pointed out, it existed before NeXT too.

To put it another way, electric guitars have had magnetic coil pickups since the 1930s, but you don't see Yamaha suing Fender because they both use them. That's because the concept has been around longer than either company has been making them.

And the reason I replied to you in that tone was because you are incorrect in the first place; Apple had a dock in the very first version of OS X, which was a few years before Project Glass.

Edited 2012-08-29 19:14 UTC

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