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[2]: Comment by orestes
by orestes on Wed 8th Feb 2012 13:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
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Speak for yourself. Gnome 3 may not have all the functions of Gnome 2 re-implemented yet, but the core paradigm they're going for has been executed extremely well. 3.0 was the smoothest "point zero" release I've seen in well over a decade of using Linux in one form or another. Most everything that was implemented makes sense within the metaphor they were shooting for. Things flow smoothly if you work with the design instead of trying to bend it into something else that it clearly isn't.

Am I saying everyone should like it? Nope, couldn't give a damn less what the rest of the world uses to be honest. It's all personal preference anyway. What I am saying is people need to learn to look at designs and intents outside of their own personal biases and preferences.

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