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

Zotac prepares small-sized GTX 1060 video card

Zotac prepares small-sized GTX 1060 video card

There’s good news for people with small-sized PC cases – Zotac will very soon allow them to enjoy all the benefits of NVIDIA’s latest and greatest Pascal GPU architecture. It turns out that the company works on a new small-sized GeForce GTX 1060 video card that will be known as GeForce GTX...

Nokia quits Symbian brand

The Finnish mobile communications giant has announced the death of the Symbian brand. Instead the new OS powering Nokia mobile devices will be called Belle. Symbian was the operating system Nokia was using up until now for its smartphones. Starting in February 2012 users of N8, E7 and X7...

Lenovo announces ThinkPads T420s, T420, T520, and W520 business laptops

Today Lenovo reveals another pack of ThinkPad machines promising "all-day" battery life and improved boot times - the ThinkPad T420s, T420,  T520 and W520 models. For the thin four-pound 14-inch T420s, Lenovo claims that will boot 30 percent faster and for the T420 that will last up to 30...

Leave a comment