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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This would drive me batty
by Priest on Mon 6th Feb 2012 03:11 UTC
Priest
Member since:
2006-05-12

Seems like they are continually trying to dumb down user interfaces. I fear that some day having an OS that isn't just a big search box in the middle of the screen will be like driving a manual transmission.

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RE: This would drive me batty
by voodoo123 on Mon 6th Feb 2012 03:26 in reply to "This would drive me batty"
voodoo123 Member since:
2011-03-24

I don't mind the search box idea at all. This is what made the Win7 start menu incredibly nice. The issue is removing the search box from an easily accessible location and instead adding a very cluttered and messy alternative.

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