Not pretty even in Hot Pink.
Oh well back to MS' real OS, the one with a desktop experience.
Hey, it's only what's needed to do the world's real work.
It installs but doesn't actually work !On the plus side, if you type "start", it offers you start8 , the famous start menu replacement.
Seems to be a problem with ie. Lot of difficulty loading this particular page just now.
Didn't see a notification centre, might be one somewhere.
I have escaped to the sanity of Ubuntu for the time being.
Will have another wrestle with 8.1 when I am feeling patient.
From the Classic shell forums (posted by user fresnogamer):
"The first thing I noticed is the Windows start button under the classic shell start button. I restarted a couple of times but it was still there. So I researched online how to disable the official Windows start button. No luck.
At the end of the day I just disabled the Classic Shell start button. Now when I click on the start button it shows the Windows start screen and when I use the Windows key I get Classic Shell. For now this works for me because I usually use the Windows button to get the start menu.
If anyone else has a better solution, please let me know.
We shall see how long it takes for them to get around MS on this one. I have a feeling though that they will get it working and then MS will kill it again with the RTM....