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The great Windows 8 debate

  1. #11


    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There are about 3 dozen start menus doing incredible business.

    Samsung, HP and others are providing users with their own versions on their oem machines. Perhaps that is because they want people to buy their machines.

    It's perfectly obvious that nobody wants or uses it.

    MS should be grateful to all those providing start menus - win 8 would be doing even worse without them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't know why anyone would be waiting for Windows 9 in hopes of a start menu...

    Ain't happening.
    I am very happy without a start button, thank you very much!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    I am very happy without a start button, thank you very much!
    As am I and pretty much everyone else I know that has Windows 8.
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  3. #13


    Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Professional 64b


    Personally I'm not surprised that Windows 8 had such a low uptake... Actually I'm not even surprised it was lower than vista, and there's one simple reason: it looks different. Vista got picked up cause it was like "Oh look, It's windows XP, only flashy!", and then GIANT disappointment with the back-end changes M$ put in. Windows 7 comes along with a crisp, cleaner look, and improved background changes, but still the old familiar Windows setup. Taskbar and start menu. Everyone has been used to this sort of interface for the passed 18 years... Can anyone blame them for hesitating before picking up something that looks completely different?

    All that can be summarized by this: People Do NOT like change. Even though everyone knows it's inevitable they try to resist it. I for one decided to give it a shot and I've had no issues with 8... Granted I hardly ever use the Modern UI and it does kind of go to waste, but my point is I don't have an issue navigating the OS. If anything the fact that I don't use the Modern UI is more cause for concern than the people who don't even want to try it... It would be a totally different thing if I could make use of it in my every day computing.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There are about 3 dozen start menus doing incredible business.

    Samsung, HP and others are providing users with their own versions on their oem machines. Perhaps that is because they want people to buy their machines.

    It's perfectly obvious that nobody wants or uses it.

    MS should be grateful to all those providing start menus - win 8 would be doing even worse without them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't know why anyone would be waiting for Windows 9 in hopes of a start menu...

    Ain't happening.
    I am very happy without a start button, thank you very much!
    same here don't miss start button one bit will never go back to 7
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  5. #15


    The "debate" is pointless, like a boxing match between a couple of old worn-out fighters each trying to establish his dominance over the other. They flail away at one another but the outcome isn't going to change. Pretty soon the spectators get bored and go looking for something else to entertain them.

    If you've used Windows 8 and you like it, you're probably not going back to Windows 7.
    If you've used Windows 8 and you don't like it, you're probably not going to change your mind.

    Hey, look, there's some excitement at the other end of the hall!
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  6. #16


    Here's a revelation. If Microsoft users don't like change (for the sake of change) then maybe Microsoft shouldn't change.

    Are we going to add sparkles and sound effects to a hammer because it's not cool enough? An operating system is a tool, not a toy.
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  7. #17


    Don't blame the messenger if you don't like the message, I agree with what SIW2 says, MS should be stopped at this early stage before we all start paying for storage, programs and others in future. They are trying to impose their will on us the customers. It may look bla...bla...bla.. but it is true.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Windows 8 is like anything else that is radically different from the previous.

    It will take some time using it before you get used to it, and may find it quite nice.

    If not, then there's plenty of options available out there to customize Windows 8 to help make it meet your needs and wants.

    As usual, to each their own.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't know why anyone would be waiting for Windows 9 in hopes of a start menu...
    Seriously, here I have to agree, why would anyone wait. Most people have already found an addon to fix the metro mess.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Ain't happening.
    This, I'm not so sure. Had 8 been a smashing success, no dialing back would have been considered, for sure. However, that is not the case, and everybody and their mother knows it. It is entirely possible that ms hedges their bet and changes a couple lines of code to allow choice.
    Or some have figured out how to make the Start Screen more effective and useful...
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  10. #20


    East Jutland
    Posts : 5
    Mac OS X ML, Windows 8,7 and Uunbtu


    Am I the only one who had realised this years ago? you know Windows 95 was/is some unhandy operatessystem, but Windows Xp was lovely. Windows Vista some bloody machine, Windows 7 lovely, windows 8 only bloody... I bet the system after 8 is going to be lovely. It's aaaaalways the second system we'd love, right? Xp-7 and ain't 95 vista or 8`?
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