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 thavith_osn on Sun 5th Feb 2012 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by nbensa"
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

I thought I got it and to be honest, I was very excited (and I'm an Apple guy), but when I used the public version last year I "un-got" it. I now have no idea what MS is trying to do.

But I'll give W8 the benefit of the doubt and hold my opinion until it is released (as you should), but right now, I'm not excited anymore...

I did think the Start Menu it the first public beta was a shambles, so it's good to hear they are looking into that, I thought they would.

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RE[4]: Comment by nbensa
by mrstep on Tue 7th Feb 2012 03:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by nbensa"
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2009-07-18

So true. I grabbed the beta wondering if it was going to actually jump past what Apple is doing only to discover that Ballmer is out to move more people to other platforms.

Windows 7 fixed a lot of Vistas unusable slowness even if it still has some annoying Windows issues, but Windows 8... Bizarre UI/UX for a desktop, ditto for a tablet. Half colored squares, half windows, all messed up.

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