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Originally Posted by scouser73
I'd tested the Consumer Preview for two weeks and I thought it was a bit of a headache without the Start button there.
I left for the relative sanity of Ubuntu and thought no more of Windows 8 until it was nearing the time that the price of the O/S would be going up and thought that I should buy it.
It's been two days now and I'm really getting into using it, the Start button...what Start button? It's not needed anymore. A change in the user interface will hopefully begin to pay off for Microsoft
Yep, no need for a start button or menu, just right click on the start screen, all apps, and it's all there, even better just start typing on the start screen. Now all we need is for the Media to stop hating Microsoft and this thing will take off like a rocket.
It is obvious I haven't been anywhere near win 8 and haven't the slightest idea what I am talking about.
Originally Posted by LovingWindows
What I don't understand is why, if you hate Windows 8 that much, do you find it needed to be on a Windows 8 forum if all you are going to do is trash the OS and trash peoples threads that like the OS.
A prime example of this trollish behavior would be SIW2, who I've seen has really nothing good to say about Windows 8 (has probably never even tried it) and has trashed numerous threads with FUD of people who like it. It's quite clear he hates Windows 8 and is pro-Seven, so I'm not sure why he is even here or why he is even part of the EF team.
An E8400, same as my best machine, I just can't see any sane reason to upgrade, but I do have 4GB ram. I think that's why I love Windows 8 so much, it's turned the E8400 into a beast. I can easily afford to upgrade, it's just that I've never found anything to push the machine.
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Originally Posted by Nuccii
It appears to me that too many people are approaching Windows 8 with preconceived ideas and listening to the negativity of others.
You have two ways of working with it, via the Start (Metro) interface or the Classic Shell, so what's the problem. If you have issues you cannot resolve yourself, the Windows 8 forum is a treasure trove of hints and answers. This site has excellent moderators, tutorials and members that can help you resolve your issues and questions.
In my quote, I eliminated the things that I didn't think are your main points.
With respect to the remainder of your first paragraph, why not do a poll to gain some evidence on what you claim?
On your second paragraph, there are more than two ways of working with 8. There are at least 4 ways. Without getting into detail, a. one can primarily on the use 3rd party software of which Classic Shell is just one example; b. one can focus primarily on using the metro interface; c. one can focus on using a fair proportion of both a and b; and d. one can primarily use a sort of do it yourself approach (e.g., using, for example, a shortcuts tool bar in the task bar of the desktop to simulate a start menu. And, there are other possibilities.
And, again, on your second paragraph, I agree that there are some very knowledgeable people on board that can help with a host of problems related to all approaches to 8.
PS I won't debate anything anyone has to say about what I said above.
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