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 chithanh on Mon 6th Feb 2012 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by nbensa"
chithanh
Member since:
2006-06-18

When first beta of the Windows 7 appeared, many people noted the similarity between Gadgets and Plasmoids.

For example in this infamous screenshot (don't be fooled by the date): http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/8498/emuelldesktopgadgetsc6d.png

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RE[4]: Comment by nbensa
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 6th Feb 2012 12:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by nbensa"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

When first beta of the Windows 7 appeared, many people noted the similarity between Gadgets and Plasmoids.

For example in this infamous screenshot (don't be fooled by the date): http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/8498/emuelldesktopgadgetsc6d.png


Which were similar to Dashboard in OSX, which was similar to Konfabulator, which was similar to Longhorn's gadgets, which were similar to Microsoft's original Active Desktop.

Your point?

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RE[5]: Comment by nbensa
by chithanh on Mon 6th Feb 2012 13:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by nbensa"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

I said that many people were reminded of KDE 4. And it is easy to find such posts via Google e.g. http://teilnehmer.ws/blog/?p=444

I did not come across posts claiming similarity to Dashboard or Konfabulator at the time (but then again, I didn't look very hard).

So it explains very well where the GP got "this stuff".

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Speaking of which, when was the last time anyone said anything about a Dashboard app. I never, ever, ever, use them. Where as on KDE, the plasmoids are actually kind of useful at times. At least the folder plasmoids and webslices.

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