cluberti Posted December 2, 2009 Share Posted December 2, 2009 Actually, the English word menu comes from the old French "menu", which itself comes from the Latin minutus, ultimately meaning "small" or "tiny". Given that the "start" menu in Win7 (it's not a start button anymore, obviously, but I'll call it that as that's it's commonly accepted name) really is a smaller representation of a larger list that you can search for what you want to find, it actually lives up to it's grammatical monicker much more accurately than the "classic" start menu found in previous versions of Windows did. Just nitpicking .Joking aside, if people want to replace the current menu with the old-style start menu, then they should use the tools and do it. However, ultimately Microsoft decided that it was time to give the old start menu/taskbar a little work, and in version 2 of the new menu they've removed access to the old one. Given Microsoft has stated that part of the reason for removal was that they no longer share the same code base, it does make sense from a practical perspective. However, the folks that feel super strongly about this should be voicing their concerns to Microsoft, as screaming on the internet about it won't be much more productive than screaming into a pillow. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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