Hey, Microsoft, why'd you kill the Start orb in Windows 8?

Window Cat - Ben Nevius

I'm what you might call an early adopter. Shiny new technology to play with makes me happy. So I've been running the Windows 8 Release Preview (that's a fancy term for public beta) on two of my PCs for a while now. I even put it on a very elderly Compaq laptop before I risked it on computers I actually use, and it worked fine.