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