No more desktop gadgets support in Windows 8

Win8china has reported that Desktop gadgets support has been removed from the latest internal builds of Windows 8. While this feature was present in Consumer Preview and Release Preview, it is not expected to be included in the final release. Desktop gadgets were introduced in Windows Vista. In Windows Vista gadgets were present in a sidebar, but in Windows 7, Microsoft introduced standalone gadgets which could be placed anywhere on the screen. A few gadgets came pre-installed with Vista and Windows 7. Microsoft also provided option of downloading lots more gadgets via Microsoft’s website. Microsoft’s decision of removing gadgets can be considered yet another step towards metrofying the desktop in Windows 8. What do you think? Is Microsoft’s decision of removing gadgets right??]]>

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