Weekend tech reading: Start button isn't coming back to Windows 8

By Matthew
Apr 1, 2012
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  1. Nomura on Windows 8: "Microsoft will not be adding back the Start Button" Microsoft will not be adding back the Start button in Windows 8, but will likely include a tutorial…

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 951   +98

    I also heard that Windows 7 is the last Windows catered to Desktop market, in future Windows versions everything is focused for touch screen devices with metro UI :3
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Guru Posts: 671   +39

    Guess that's the end of Microsoft in the PC market...
  4. Will_m

    Will_m TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Really don't understand the issue with not having the start button, it still works the same way, just hit the windows key and type in your program or service. What else do people even use it for?
  5. then microsoft will die..
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    I don't even know where to begin my list of things I dislike about Windows 8. :( I'm still pissed that M$ took away support for Win 7 gadgets...
  7. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 951   +98

    April Fools guys?
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,859   +343

    ever notice that whenever the US government makes a choice, its the wrong one?
    Not saying we needed a whole constitutional amendment for facebook, but we need one for internet privacy standards.
    Aren't they supposed to be REPRESENTING US?
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    I couldn't imagine my start button disappearing, It would be like losing an arm or something with how much i use it.

    And i ain't going to be very impressed if the first thing i have to do with my premium priced brand new OS is start going through tedious tutorials. Win 7 = Win...and it looks like that won't be changing for a while for me.
  10. dualkelly

    dualkelly Newcomer, in training

    its about time microsoft dies they have single handedly held back software development by almost a decade now. many people may not realize it but much of even winblows 7 is still win 3.1 framework much of the core has and never will be updated by ms.
  11. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 670   +202

    The first sentence I'm starting to really agree with. The second is completely wrong. Maybe you meant "Windows 95"...?
     
  12. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    MS needs fresh blood. Perhaps we need to sacrifice some nerds on the altar of Bill Gates. Heaven knows we have sacrificed enough cash for Windows in all of its versions. When Windows came out it completly changed how a computer could be used. <shudder DOS 3.1-3.3> But we are quickly comming up on the 20 year mark for Windows, and I think its time MS either does better or gets out of the way and lets someone else develope a better OS.
  13. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 670   +202

    If the US government gets involved in internet privacy standards, you can bet it only has one goal in mind - giving them more control over what you can do online and more info about your online activities. Obama, the intelligence community and more than a few senators have repeatedly expressed their desires to have complete control over the 'net. Their spending billions constructing massive data sniffing facilities in several obscure locations all over the country..facilities for spying on American citizens, NOT foreign terrorists or aggressive dicatorships. As to your rhetorical question about our "representative" government, it hasn't been anything of the kind for over a century. The governments of America and all of the NATO countries are firmly under the control of the Federal Reserve and an international banking cartel, who together with the UN have been working towards a global socialist monarchy for decades. They've made so secret of it - well, not until recently when their schemes started getting too much exposure. Now their desperately trying to deny the irrefutable evidence that's piled up since the founding of the Federal Reserve. No, we don't have a representative government and our elections are dog and pony shows: its entertainment to make us think we have a choice. Romney losing to Obama has been planned for over a year now according to most insiders. Obama and all the rest of the puppets in Washington care about one thing: being as high on the food chain as possible when the dust settles. All of them would gladly throw you under a bus to get a bigger slice of the globalist pie.
  14. dualkelly

    dualkelly Newcomer, in training

    well both... for example tcp/ip stack while not in 3.1 but 95 is still unchanged today. also when you boot windows it still boots up from DOS and loads up services on top of dos. its what 30 years from dos. this list is endless though my friends over in the msfn forums have updated win 98 with almost win 7 functionality simply because most of the core services are unchanged.
  15. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 815   +19

    Microsoft needs to start writing drivers, and have a division that just does that, perhaps for a cost. My brother just bought an hp laptop that doesn't function as a computer; its wireless ralink driver doesn't get internet with any type of wireless security. It cost little, but he can't return it because he'd have to pay a $45 restocking fee. Got him a free wireless n usb dongle (had a coupon) and it works.
  16. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    The start button may not be coming back, and it's probably a big mistake if they don't offer the option of enabling it back or smooth out the transition of Metro and the normal desktop. Either way, there's always Stardock Start 8 which is free on its current version:
    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5334-stardock-start8.html
  17. I'm sticking to Windows 7 then.
  18. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 807   +91

    Seemed inevitable. Stardock might get some positive feedback if everything goes wel
     
  19. I think I'll stick with Vista.
  20. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 623   +56

    Does no one else push the windows key?
  21. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    Whether Stardock made a start button or not, the Metrosexual ui still looks like a giant smartphone, and I don't have any plans on purchasing Win 8. If I am going to learn a new OS, it will be OS X Mountain Lion.
  22. just stick with whatever os u got and microsoft will get the hint.
  23. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    Doing anything in Win8 takes AT LEAST one more click than in win7
  24. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 670   +202

    No.
  25. and they thought Vista crashed and burned.


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