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Beloved icon of Windows history appears to be in the rear view for good

For those upset about the lack of a start button in Windows 8, prepare yourself for another disappointment -- "Windows Blue", an upcoming short-cycle successor to Windows 8, is not expected to bring the feature back.

The source of this supposed leak is CNBeta, a site with close insider ties at Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), which gained respect by accurately leaking a number of early Windows 8 details.

Other info from the site includes suggests that Microsoft will further flatten the UI on the desktop (think the Metro/Windows 8 UI style), the taskbar/desktop will get tweaks, the price will be low (or free), and the new kernel version number will be v6.3 (corroborated by other independent reports).  The final remnants of the Aero UI, which was a staple of Windows Vista and Windows 7 is also being bid adieu, like the Start button before it.

Windows 7 Start Button
The start button went the way of the Dodo with Windows 8. [Image Source: Jason Mick/DailyTech]

Neowin reports that a summer launch of Windows Blue is expected.  And its contacts close to Microsoft hint that the name will be some sort of riff on Windows 8, not Windows 9, as some suspected.

(For the record you can get a Start Menu-like menu by moving your mouse to the lower left corner of the screen and right-clicking.  Voilà, magic!)

Sources: CNBeta, NeoWin



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RE: Free market
By damianrobertjones on 12/28/2012 3:42:23 PM , Rating: 0
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Windows 7: Start, type UAC, press enter or the application shortcut.
Windows 8: On the modern ui type uac, change to settings or press the down arrow key twice, Enter, Enter.

Hardly EARTH shattering.

RDP is on the front of the new interface as I've added it there and the same goes for anything else I need. Shutting down is DAMN easy... set the power button to do its job

"And guess what, I'm one of the guys all my family and friends ask for advice from before they buy anything new." - Same here expect it seems that you're finding issues. Adapt, grow, use it for what it is as I have done and have ZERO issues.


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