Early Windows 8 mockups show Microsoft planned to dump start menu back in 2010

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Unlike the KIN phones where Microsoft clearly had no idea what it was doing from development to launch, the company did have a clear vision for what wanted Windows 8 to look like. iStartedSomething has published a handful of mockups from the Windows design team showing off an early version of the operating system’s tile-based Start page from 2010. As noted by iStartedSomething, Microsoft’s internal re-imagining of Windows came at a time when tablets were virtually non-existent and Apple was just launching the iPad. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).