Microsoft introduced the Start button in Windows 95, a veritable eternity ago. Windows 8 took away the familiar user interface widget. The backlash was so strong that Mr. Softy plans to bring it back again, according to The Verge. But it won't be a triumphant return to familiar territory.

In the following video, Fool contributor Anders Bylund explains what's wrong with that idea.


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