No, not me. the Missing Start Button in 8 is a blessing from the computer gods.
I love being stuck with a customizable Start Menu.
Add or delete tiles as I like.
Big easy to see square tiles. Or huge easy to see rectangle tile.
Let some tiles live ex: weather. Kill some tiles: facebook
Create groups as I like them grouped.
Even pin My Most Used documents and/or folders to Modern Start Menu using Brinks tutorial
"Pin to Start" Files in Windows 8
"All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
For anyone who prefers an icon in task bar instead of pressing windows key for returning to 8 Start Menu screen, you can even choose the 7 orb icon
"Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
Life is so much easier with this link Windows 8 - Tutorial Index
Nope, not me. W8 just doesn't bring anything to the table worth making the jump over 7 imho.
Hopefully 8 will do good in the mobile market, it sure doesn't seem to making much of any dent in the desktop market, nor should it imho.
I'm not sure what the poll is asking (the dangling "...inclined"). But I don't use the start menu most of the time to access a commonly used program. Certainly it's easy to pin commonly used program icons to the task bar and/or the Start (Metro) screen. I like the start menu because it gives me one or two click access to a wide variety of functions I use regularly on Windows, including but not limited to: the control panel, the device manager, most recently opened/accessed documents, etc. I'm not fond of bouncing back to the Start screen and having to hunt those things down separately, sometimes by typing it in as if I were in DOS.
I expect most on this forum have their own workarounds to try and make w8 practical on a desktop.
A more suitable question may have been :
If w8 had start menu - would it have had been better received by reviewers and public?
That would make a good poll. For other issues, please see my edited post #9 and new poll here--which uses a "revised question," and deals unequivocally with a post-purchase, Win8 in-use scenario.
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You could make a sort of educated guess.
RT allegedly makes up 9% of all w8 sales.
Estimates for RT sales are around 1-1.2 m.
How many are actually using w8 at all?
Hard to be precise.
Some of those are on tablets. A good portion of non tablets will be Samsung, Hp etc - who provide their own start menus.
Several million start menu replacements downloaded.
Seems like a very large chunk of those using W8 on a non tablet will have some kind of start menu or other. Some will be managing without.
Interesting that MS must be extremely grateful to those making start menu replacements.
Those selling them are raking in millions of dollars.
I suppose you could say w8 is creating millionaires.
For me, it would not only have needed the ability to add a start button without third party add ons, but also.....
Non immersive apps..the inability of resizing these is a huge turn off for me.
Option to make windows more aero like. They are way too bland and Apple-esque for me.
Ability to customize the start screen background.
Anyway based on the numbers of the survey thus far, I see most have accepted the OS without the start menu. I wonder how that would have change had there been no options to install one (no 3rd party app or otherwise)?
No, it doesn't indicate that at all.Anyway based on the numbers of the survey thus far, I see most have accepted the OS without the start menu
No answer might easily mean that even if it came with a start menu , they still wouldn't like it.
There is more than just the missing navigation method to contend with.
It is clear to me many would have given up on winds 8 had it not been for the relief afforded by 3rd party start menus.I wonder how that would have change had there been no options to install one (no 3rd party app or otherwise)
MS can only get away with this kind of thing because there is no competition - no viable alternative in desktop/laptop, and that is where winds 8 is worst.