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Microsoft works to win desktop users over to the Start screen

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    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.

    Microsoft works to win desktop users over to the Start screen

    The most striking, in-your-face, and noticeable part of Windows 8 is its new Metro user interface, and in particular, its Start screen. The Start screen is a replacement for the Start menu that has been a feature of Windows for the last 16 years. The Start screen is touch-friendly, fullscreen, and filled with live, active tiles. It couldn't look much more different from the Start menu. Microsoft is well aware of this, and has begun tweaking the Start screen in response to user feedback.
    Microsoft works to win desktop users over to the Start screen

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    Nice read thanks.
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    Vista and Win7

    I think it would go over a bit better if it came with the taskbar.
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  4. #4

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    Dual boot 7 and WDP

    the start screen looks like......, well, I don't want to get warned. I will not buy windows 8 or any predecesors until hardware forces me to or they come to their senses and leave my a fully functional desktop.

    They reduce functionality and call it a feature..........
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