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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Open source does one better
by cmost on Tue 28th Aug 2012 21:07 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

This free open source app does one better. It not only puts the start button back in Windows 8 but has the ability to let users choose which style start menu they prefer. Best of all, this app has the ability to bypass Windows 8's stupid formerly-known-as-Metro thingy altogether. Now that's what I'm talking about!!

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/index.html

http://www.webpronews.com/windows-8-gets-the-start-button-back-with...

Edited 2012-08-28 21:08 UTC

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RE: Open source does one better
by Dr.Mabuse on Wed 29th Aug 2012 04:32 in reply to "Open source does one better"
Dr.Mabuse Member since:
2009-05-19

I just tried this application on Windows 8 and it really is fantastic, thanks for the tip!

Actually, it's really good for Windows 7 too. Maybe I am morphing into a luddite, but the classic Start Menu really is much nicer (and intuitive) for me to use.

*shrugs*

Tip: Now add "7+ Taskbar Tweaker" to really make it feel like home.

http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker

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