Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 18:18 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 changes a lot of things about how the operating system works, but one of the features Windows traditionalists will find jarring is the lack of a Start button. Although the button's functions are still present in various places, users may miss its easy click-and-start-typing familiarity. Well, Samsung's bringing it back. The all-in-one PCs Samsung unveiled this morning are the first Windows machines to sport the S Launcher, a simple widget that acts just like the old start button." This is not from The Onion. I repeat, this is not from The Onion.
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RE[3]: Oh dear
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 18:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh dear"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

A dock is literally a row of icons. That's it. It was in Windows 1.0. It was in the first Acorn machines. It. Is. A. Row. Of. Icons.

If you ever needed even more proof this industry is completely and utterly ruined, this is it.

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RE[4]: Oh dear
by sagum on Tue 28th Aug 2012 19:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh dear"
sagum Member since:
2006-01-23

Yes, that is true, but who owns the patent to it?

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RE[4]: Oh dear
by MOS6510 on Tue 28th Aug 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh dear"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Not according to the dictionary, but as usually you have your own set of definitions. :-p

Let's leave it at that, because it so meaningless that Apple probably won't put any time in it.

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RE[5]: Oh dear
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 28th Aug 2012 21:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh dear"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Not according to the dictionary, but as usually you have your own set of definitions. :-p


Right, because the more relevant definition here would obviously be "a usually wooden pier used as a landing place or moorage for boats" or "the part of an animal's tail left after it has been shortened".

Let's leave it at that, because it so meaningless that Apple probably won't put any time in it.


Ahahahaha, when has that ever stopped them before?

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RE[4]: Oh dear
by mrstep on Wed 29th Aug 2012 15:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh dear"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

NeXT had a dock. OS/2 had a dock. The Win 95 task bar was (debatably) an ugly version of a dock (ignoring the launching aspect). Nobody is saying that implementing a dock is novel.

There are flat docks, disjointed docks, tile docks, any number of ways to make it look, yet Samsung ends up copying Apple again with a shelf under the icons, including icon reflections on it. Seriously?

Whether it's legal for Samsung to do it, and whether the legal system is screwed up is another issue,... But. It. Is. Just. A. Copy. Again.

Apparently that's what Samsung does. Hopefully you never come up with any product idea that Samsung takes interest in. ;)

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RE[5]: Oh dear
by elektrik on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh dear"
elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

Don't forget the Microsoft Office 97 "Shortcut Bar" that you could add icons to...

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RE[4]: Oh dear
by Mellin on Wed 29th Aug 2012 20:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh dear"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

so apple sect members thinks that what apple have been using can't be used by samsung

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