Start Button No More?

By  |  Monday, February 6, 2012 at 8:06 am

Since I first saw and used Windows 8 last year, I’ve been wondering if Microsoft might end up tweaking it a bit to make it less of a shock to the system of all those Windows users out there–a sizable percentage of whom haven’t even given up Windows XP yet. But nope: According to Tom Warren of the Verge, the company has decided to do away with Windows’ most famous feature, its Start button.


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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Larry Says:

    what would be so hard for microsoft to give the option to the user to have several different interfaces. Allow the user to have classic, XP, 7, 8, etc set ups.
    Reinventing the wheel everytime and making the user have to learn silly new environments is a time waster, most adults like what they like and just want to work, surf, do tasks with minimal effort.

  2. Jim Says:

    Absolutely! This is just becoming ridiculous. "Hello Microsoft, some of us make our living using and supporting your products and it's hard to do that if all our time is spent relearning how to use them!!"

  3. Jack Says:

    How glad I am that I went Linux. Keeps this old dog entertained…and does what I want to do.

  4. Brian Ward Says:

    I ran the developer preview on a desktop for a while and I can say that Metro is not for me. I use a lot of programs and I just could not get the efficiency out of metro as I can out of the start menu and quick launch. Same thing with Windows Phone 7. Not efficient if you use a lot of applications.