Microsoft working to prevent developers from salvaging killed-off Start button in Windows 8, source says

Microsoft is so determined to wean users off Windows 7 and get them on board with Metro that, according to Paul Thurrott of Supersite for Windows, it’s “furiously ripping out” legacy code from Windows 8 that would enable developers to revive the killed-off Start button, the Start Menu, and other familiar vestiges of past operating systems that Redmond plans to put out to pasture.

Thurrott writes:

I’ve seen that several well-known UI hacks that worked fine with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are no longer functional in the coming Release Preview.

Talk about cutting off your users cold turkey..

For the full scoop on Microsoft’s efforts to clean house in Windows 8, head over to Supersite for Windows.

Source: The Verge

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