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How Samsung Is Making Windows 8 Less Scary

 
 
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      29th Aug 2012
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Samsung S Launcher for Windows 8

On all Windows 8 machines, Samsung will include the S Launcher, which replicates many of the abilities of the old Windows Start menu (a casualty of Windows 8). Users can expect the same one-click system searches and instant results.

Windows 8 changes a lot of things about how the operating system works, but one of the features Windows traditionalists will find jarring is the lack of a Start button. Although the button’s functions are still present in various places, users may miss its easy click-and-start-typing familiarity. Well, Samsung‘s bringing it back.
The all-in-one PCs Samsung unveiled this morning are the first Windows machines to sport the S Launcher, a simple widget that acts just like the old start button: Click, start typing (say “keyboard”) and it instantly shows you the settings and apps that relate to your term. There’s also a separate settings icon for quick access to the most commonly needed controls.
Sure, Windows 8 has native ways to search your system and call up settings, but as others have observed it’s not always in the most intuitive places. To anyone who’s been using Windows for a long time (read: the whole world), Samsung’s S Launcher is like seeing an old friend in a new country — it’s very reassuring
Continue Reading at Mashable - http://mashable.com/2012/08/28/samsu...allery_box7273

 


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      29th Aug 2012
Samsung are only doing what Open Source software have done, see Abarbarian's thread.

Looks like Samsung have swiped another idea and are now trying to reap all the credit for it, lol

Whatever, if it makes Win 8 more palatable then it's probably a good thing.

The pertinent question is: Why haven't MS incorporated such an option into their new OS? Why does it take third parties to make Win 8 more agreeable?

 
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