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[7]: Oh dear
by MOS6510 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Oh dear"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Docks there are many, shapes and sizes, but the Samsung one looks like the Apple one, not like the Acorn one.

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RE[8]: Oh dear
by Morgan on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:40 in reply to "RE[7]: Oh dear"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

And? How is that remotely significant? A dock is a dock is a dock, and no matter how it's dressed up, the functionality is the same. You could put an image of a cat chasing a mouse down the surface of it and it would still be a freaking dock. As others have said, the design is the same since at least the 80s; just because Apple, Sun and Samsung all put a 3D effect on it doesn't make it patentable or worth suing over.

But who am I kidding, Apple will soon be suing us for humming or singing along to the songs we download from iTunes, if they can patent a way to monitor it. I'm so sick to death of that fucking company.

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RE[9]: Oh dear
by MOS6510 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:48 in reply to "RE[8]: Oh dear"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If it doesn't matter why chose to make it look like the dock from the company people accuse you of copying? It will just add fuel to the fire. I've already spotted a number of articles on several sites noticing the resemblance.

No need to get ill, Apple isn't suing Samsung over it and I don't expect they will.

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