Apparently Samsung has a really hefty legal budget. How else can you explain this new screen shot of Samsung’s desktop UI for its new Windows 8 devices? The “S Launcher” will be installed on all Samsung Windows 8 machines and emulate the old favorite Windows Start menu.
Why on earth would Samsung emulate Mac OS X’s dock? Was a billion dollars not enough of slap on the hand?
S Launcher is also a launcher. Simply drag apps or files to it for easy access, tossing them off when you don’t want them anymore. Nothing groundbreaking in that, but it doesn’t hurt, either, and the icons are bigger than in the Windows taskbar.
That’s a pretty damning testimonial of how closely this feature mimics OS X.
Samsung don’t start a “thermonuclear war.” We really love you and want to see you succeed and not waste your money on legal fees and payments to Apple.