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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Does this mean...
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 7th Feb 2012 15:57 UTC
BallmerKnowsBest
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2008-06-02

...that the Microsoft anti-fanboys will have to retire their all-time favorite lame joke? You know, the one that goes "lol u haev to click start to shut down your computer lol how stupid is that lol".

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RE: Does this mean...
by japh on Wed 8th Feb 2012 15:11 in reply to "Does this mean..."
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2005-11-11

Don't worry. If you tried to use the mouse to shut down the windows 8 developer preview, you will find that almost equally stupid. ;)

Fortunately, Alt-F4 works. But then again, it does in previous windows versions as well.

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