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 mrstep on Wed 29th Aug 2012 15:49 UTC 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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