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    Don't know what all the fuss is about! Start page.


    What's all the fuss about? The Start menu is there it's just in a different format! Eventually we'll all get used to it! I personally prefer the Start Orb but nothing lasts forever. MS had to come up with a way to interact with other devices, and this is what we get, Windows 8. It's pretty much the same as Windows 7 but most people don't agree. The new start screen is here to stay in my opinion, and I think we all need to realize that fact. Onwards and upwards as the saying goes!

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Eventually we'll all get used to it!
    I don't need to get used to it, as long as there are tweaks that allow me to import the Windows 7 start menu into Windows 8. If the time comes when that kind of tweak is no longer available I will switch to another OS that I am more comfortable with.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is very inefficient and unergonomic for mouse users.

    Start menu is vastly superior for that.

    You don't get the choice, because the start screen carries the bloatware, adware, and exhortations to go online to MS.
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    I think it's awesome....

    I rarely used the start orb...
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    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    What's all the fuss about? The Start menu is there it's just in a different format! Eventually we'll all get used to it! I personally prefer the Start Orb but nothing lasts forever. MS had to come up with a way to interact with other devices, and this is what we get, Windows 8. It's pretty much the same as Windows 7 but most people don't agree. The new start screen is here to stay in my opinion, and I think we all need to realize that fact. Onwards and upwards as the saying goes!
    We've all been arguing about this for quite awhile now. Some like it, some don't. As for myself I find that it's pretty much just Win7 with another subsystem in the background. Aside from that it works fine. I'm about done with the debate myself, I've got other things to do.

    (Now turning to monitoring the forum to help user's get on with using the thing instead of debating whether it's any good or not). <g>

    -Max
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    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    What's all the fuss about? The Start menu is there it's just in a different format! Eventually we'll all get used to it! I personally prefer the Start Orb but nothing lasts forever. MS had to come up with a way to interact with other devices, and this is what we get, Windows 8. It's pretty much the same as Windows 7 but most people don't agree. The new start screen is here to stay in my opinion, and I think we all need to realize that fact. Onwards and upwards as the saying goes!
    We've all been arguing about this for quite awhile now. Some like it, some don't. As for myself I find that it's pretty much just Win7 with another subsystem in the background. Aside from that it works fine. I'm about done with the debate myself, I've got other things to do.

    (Now turning to monitoring the forum to help user's get on with using the thing instead of debating whether it's any good or not). <g>

    -Max


    I agree......
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    Me too. It is what it is.
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Agreed! It's like some declared war over split milk. The Start Screen is more or less like a new Desktop that can be loaded with dozens of tiles, much like the Desktop was once used to load dozens of icons.
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    Yes, it is what it is. And it's the reason that I don't run Windows 8 and don't plan too.
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    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Funny thing is we already now what it is, it take few months if not years to know what Vista and ME was. Actually many peoples don't even know what Vista was until they switch to 7, so it was not as bad as Windows 8
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