Windows 8 Microsoft Blocking Third Parties from Reviving Start Button


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Removing hack that would bring back the Start button.

Microsoft is busy preparing for the launch of a brand new version of Windows, but the company is also said to be 'working furiously' to remove code that would allow developers to make Windows 8 more like an older version of the Windows operating system. According to Paul Thurrott over at WinSuperSite, Microsoft has been "furiously ripping out" legacy code in Windows 8 in order to prevent people from reintroducing the start button or other nifty little features that would make the OS feel a bit more like Windows 7.

The remark was made in a recent article about Microsoft ignoring businesses with Windows 8 and creating a UI that catered more to the consumer. Thurrott said he had heard Microsoft was removing code to prevent well-known UI hacks that worked with Consumer Preview from working with the Release Preview of Windows 8. But that's not all. Apparently Microsoft is also removing the ability for businesses to boot to the desktop.

"And those with hopes that Microsoft would allow businesses, at least, to boot directly to the desktop should prepare for disappointment," he added. "That feature not only isn't happening, it's being removed from Windows Server 12 (Windows 8's stable mate) as well."

Microsoft has faced an increasing amount of criticism over Windows 8's Metro UI and its place on the desktop PC. While most seem to agree Metro is perfect for tablet devices running Windows 8, many can't make peace with the idea of touchscreen desktop computers.

source: WinSuperSite


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I feel as though all I have to say about everyone of these posts about Windows 8 is negative, but what else is a person supposed to say? I really can't understand Microsoft's attitude about this release. Especially, after Vista, how do you ignore your customers to this extent? Its like they are following the Apple business plan.


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i will stick to win7 until i see win9.if that is anything like win8 i will learn how to use linux.


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I'm still running Windows XP (y) lol

You're not alone there buddy (y) I have to do all OS's because of the nature of my work but my main OS on my main rig is XP Pro.

I know it inside out & it does everything I need it to do. I'll seek something different when it no longer fills my requirements, not when Microsoft tell me to.