In Pictures: Dearly departed - the Windows features that didn't make it

As Windows 8's arrival is imminent, we look back at the once-must-have features in earlier versions of Windows that got killed along the way

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Aero

Born in Windows Vista, died in Windows 8. The “authentic, energetic, reflective, and open” interface, touted as one of the most compelling new features in Windows Vista, led to a lawsuit when consumers were duped by “Vista Capable” stickers on new computers that couldn’t handle Aero. Microsoft now deems Aero “dated and cheesy,” further opining that “we’ve seen a clear turn where Aero is the past and Metro is the future.” Except, well, there isn’t any Metro, but that’s another story.

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