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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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