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[4]: Oh dear
by MOS6510 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 06:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh dear"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, it's hard to tell who owns what these days.

For company image I don't think it's wise after getting countless accusations of copying Apple and loosing a court case about it to come up with a Windows launcher that looks like the OS X dock.

They're are creating an image that they copy Apple which will cause people to point to Apple on any new Samsung product even when the resemblance is so remote that it should requires a lot if imagination.

http://t.co/8vwbEycd

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RE[5]: Oh dear
by Mellin on Wed 29th Aug 2012 08:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh dear"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

so it's the apple have used it now no one else can use it!

Edited 2012-08-29 08:40 UTC

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RE[6]: Oh dear
by MOS6510 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 08:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh dear"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Anyone can use it as far as I am concerned. It may not be very original, but people are used to it.

But if you are called Samsung it may be wiser to be a little more creative or base the look on another dock/launcher and not the OS X one.

People with half a brain cell will start making links with Apple product even when there are no (intentional) ones and Samsung's brand name will start to feel like a cheap Asian copy of premium western products.

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