Hyped Windows Features That Perished
As Windows 8's arrival looms, we look back at the once-must-have features in earlier versions that got killed along the way.
Woody Leonhard Sep 06th 2012
From revolutionary to roadkillWith the final version of Windows 8 now out and about, we can confirm it's killed off many Windows 7 features. That's nothing new: Over the years, Windows has spawned -- then annihilated -- hundreds of technologies. Windows 8 may be an extreme case, in terms of numbers, but it's by no mean the first version of Windows to kill features that were ballyhooed as must-have reasons to upgrade just a few years before. Let's step down memory lane and see what's gone by the wayside, paying our respects as we go.