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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I use the start menu all the time at work... I have all my normal programs pined to the task bar, and my sometimes programs pinned to the start menu... I also like how I can pin frequently used files to the sub menu of those pinned programs

Yeah, I don't care if they remove the start menu, but I hope they have some kind of 'launcher' in there for classic desktop. Granted, I know there's probably about 15 dozen different apps you can install for this, but in corporate environments where you're not allowed to install any software, the start menu is still a nice place to pin apps that you don't want pinned to the task bar.

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