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: Comment by nbensa
by ilovebeer on Mon 6th Feb 2012 00:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by nbensa"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

"a hot corner has replaced the Start button orb"

So Microsoft is copying Gnome Shell this time.

Using hot corners and mouse hovering/mouseover to activate items is neither new, nor thanks to Gnome.. Sorry to rain on your parade.

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RE[2]: Comment by nbensa
by TusharG on Mon 6th Feb 2012 03:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by nbensa"
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, the metro interface is definitely unique by MS it was not used by any of the open source project, while I remember I used ribbon interface way back in 2001 in one of the KDE's app.
On start button removal... I will say change is the only persistent thing! Because of change, we have much stable Windows 7 OS. Also MS has to keep improving and changing cause competition is not going to sit quite.

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