Windows Start button – gone forever

Newspapers in the United States have confirmed the rumor that despite all complaints Windows 8 will ship without the beloved Start button – the feature we’ve come to be so accustomed to in the decades of using Windows.

But this is not everything – Microsoft has prepared a surprise, surely unpleasant for many people – the Start button will disappear forever starting with Windows 8. The last version of Windows to come with the Start button is Windows 7.

This is an obvious sign that Microsoft is more and more oriented towards tablets and other various mobile devices and the company’s goal is to unite its software products with the new mobile device reality. To achieve this goal the software giant will rely on the new Metro user interface – the biggest change to the Windows OS since the days of Windows 95.

Windows 8 Logo

With the Windows Start button gone and the inclusion of Metro it is almost completely clear that future versions of the Windows OS will look similar to what Windows 8 looks today.

Unhappy Windows 8 users who think that using Metro is a headache will instead be treated with a tutorial “to show keyboard/mouse users the new commands that they need to orient themselves within the new OS so they are not lost when they first encounter the product.”

So in other words – Metro is here to stay and customers will simply have to adjust to the change. Will it happen – we’ll see when Windows 8 hits stores later this year. One thing’s for sure though – Windows 8 will be another controversial OS just like Vista five years ago.


Source: Tom’s Hardware

Related posts

AMD launches Opteron 4300 and Opteron 3300 processors

After launching the updated Piledriver FX chips on the desktop computer market today AMD followed suit on the server market too by launching two new series of Opteron processors - the Opteron 4300 and Opteron 3300 - with both series sporting Piledriver cores. In...

AMD launches the Radeon R9 370X

AMD launches the Radeon R9 370X

After the launch event of the Radeon R9 370X AMD has announced one more Radeon graphics card – the R9 370X. We have been expecting this one for some time now but the wait is over! The Radeon R9 370X will compete against the GeForce GTX 950 and GeForce GTX 960 in the sub-$200 market segment...

Sushi Snatch

Sushi Snatch

Sushi Snatch may seem like a game that offers something new but in fact this free Android app is another matching game in disguise. Even then, things do not look that bad. The game will have you manage a sushi restaurant with the ultimate goal being to make the best sushi and overtake all...

Leave a comment