tdockery97 wrote:I'm not surprised that no sooner had Windows 8 been released several hacks had been concocted to give the Windows 7 functionality back to users. My new HP laptop has Windows 8 and I installed Classic Shell the next day so that I could even use it if I choose to.
What is with these developers removing the start button?
I see it as another step down the path of UI evolution, away from hierarchical and rote-based interaction and toward a more natural "ask the computer to do/find something" approach, with speech eventually becoming the default way of issuing commands.
Just like on Star Trek. I mean really, could you imagine Uhura saying:
Computer! > Start > Accessories > Communications > Universal Translator > Launch