Windows Start Button

A developer I work with was worried about the state of affairs in the Windows 8 operating system. Things seemed to be drastically changing. He worried that the new tablet style interface would be accepted by Microsoft, and mark the demise of desktop application development. Well another big change with Windows 8 was supposed to be the removal of the Windows start button.

Yeah the start button has been around since what, Windows 95? Microsoft likes shaking things up. You have seen the craziness in the Microsoft Office 2007 menus. Now they are getting rid of the start button? Turns out that was too bold a move. Guess there was an outcry from the people. Because I just read in BBC News that Microsoft is back pedaling this decisions. The start button is back. About time.