Last edited by caperjack; 06 Jan 2013 at 18:47.
See that's what I hate about the Start page, it's a jumble. I understand why for a touch screen mobile device like a phone or 10" tablet, but on a desktop a cascading menu using the hover event or pseudo class to initiate the cascade is much better.
Ive installed a paid for win 8 pro on a old single core 3mhz cpu to play with, and there are some smart features, I had to put classic shell on to get the feel of working with win8 though. I believe Microsoft has tried to blur the line between mobile and desktop computing though, and its clear they dont see a future in desktop computing. I guess that wont harm linux's future though? I really cant see business leaping to win 8, in fact those still on xp will probably want to stay there now?
Even on my old pc its quite fast, better than my 4 core i7 win 7 pc. The only real concern is hardware support is abysmal, I guess it will come, but I had a fair trial attempting to get sound from my gigabyte mobo, and my only real complaint is the display, some of the themes are dreadful.
But I can remember when windows 2 came out, and the cruddy me and original vista, so after microsofts 76,000 updates and service packs it will probably be the os it should have been when released?
So much for my rant anyway.
Windows 8 has (to my knowledge) incorporated one of the best little tools ever into the start screen, i.e Microsoft Officelabs Speed Launch. If you EVER used speed launch, you would know what I'm talking about. Hit WIN-C and start typing for an app or shortcut or url to launch. No navigating through tons of menus, and trying to position a mouse cursor accurately.
Just gets the job done.
With the addition of Oblytile and PINto8, the start screen is lightning fast to navigate.
I recommend you try it and then tell me it's a flat zero.
Click start button start typing program name it appears in top left of start menu hit enter it opens. No leaving the desktop no purple jumble.
Progress my ar*e!