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The end of Windows Start Button era!

Posted in Computing and Operating Systems by Manas Ganguly on February 7, 2012

Goodbye Start button!

The bottom left corner of the Microsoft machines have for 17 years housed the Start button : The console of the modern Microsoft computing machines. Microsoft first used the Start button in Windows 95, when it reportedly paid the Rolling Stones millions for the rights to the band’s song “Start Me Up” to use at the launch and in subsequent commercials. Windows 95 debuted in August 1995, and was marked by a dramatic overhaul of Windows 3.1’s user interface.

With Windows8, Microsoft is discarding the start button in favour of a “Hotspot” area in the corner that when touched or clicked switches between the traditional desktop and the new Metro-style Start display. When that invisible hotspot is touched or clicked, the interface switches from desktop to Metro, or vice versa.

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