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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

  1. #221


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    here we go, finally someone understand the problem

    Neowin will release an App, to make Windows 8 like it should be, why Microsoft is too moron to do so

    "Today, Wardell and Stardock announced plans to release Start8, a free Windows 8 app that will enable the Start menu on the desktop like many old Windows users prefer it; on the bottom left corner of the screen. The app will also have a Run and Shutdown option when you right click on the menu."


    Windows 8 app to bring back Start menu on desktop - Neowin.net


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  2. #222


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    here we go, finally someone understand the problem

    Neowin will release an App, to make Windows 8 like it should be, why Microsoft is too moron to do so

    "Today, Wardell and Stardock announced plans to release Start8, a free Windows 8 app that will enable the Start menu on the desktop like many old Windows users prefer it; on the bottom left corner of the screen. The app will also have a Run and Shutdown option when you right click on the menu."


    Windows 8 app to bring back Start menu on desktop - Neowin.net
    That's nice to know, but not really needed. Just another excuse to keep people from trying to explore and learn Windows 8.
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  3. #223


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That's nice to know, but not really needed. Just another excuse to keep people from trying to explore and learn Windows 8.
    I quite agree. That said, Stardock's Object Dock has been my crutch. I'd be surprised if that company didn't eventually offer the same. I'd be more surprised if Microsoft doesn't give into these here stubborn Start Menu addicts in the final release. I hope they don't! I really feel like Metro is a proper successor to the aging menu.


    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    I've got about 75 programs in my Start Menu in 7, and the real estate for that is about 1/8th the size of my monitor.
    This is where we'll have to disagree. If you think the best way to navigate 75 programs is in a tiny corner of the screen in an awkward scrolly list, you can keep doing that by reinstalling Windows 7. Party like it's 1995

    Also you don't have to pin all 75 to Metro, since you can just begin typing and they'll pull up that way after like the first two characters. Yes 7 does this too, but I really do think Metro can usefully help you picture where there's room to increase your Microsoft zen in a way that has always been possible, but is now a properly self-evident serving suggestion. Now, I do realize that sentence contains words that if ever used in tandem could produce explosive byproducts.
    Last edited by Pixel Eater; 05 Mar 2012 at 15:53.
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  4. #224


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    I have enabled a Start menu and Quick-Launch on my installation, and am
    now quite happy with it.

    I dislike a desktop full of icons, or a taskbar full of pinned stuff, and run
    my most-used progs in the Quick-Launch, with less frequently-used progs
    in the Start menu.

    Nor do I like Metro on a desktop/laptop. Fine on a phone or tablet, tho.

    I've been using computers for over 25 years, my first OS was GEOS on
    the C64, and bought my first PC in 1995 (DOS 6.22/WFW 3.11), so I think
    I've been around long enough to know what I want in an OS.

    And, as it stands, this isn't really it.

    Put the Start button/menu back, and give us the option to select which interface
    to boot into, and this could be a good one, despite a few silly flaws that I can live
    with.

    If not.............?

    Anyway, here's a screenie of my Win 8 setup:-)


    Click image for larger version
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  5. #225


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I've been using computers for over 25 years, my first OS was GEOS on
    the C64, and bought my first PC in 1995 (DOS 6.22/WFW 3.11), so I think
    I've been around long enough to know what I want in an OS.

    Put the Start button/menu back, and make Metro optional, and this
    could be a good one.

    If not.............

    same here, I purchase my first IBM PC in 1982 . I was always excited with new release of OS, this is the first time I'm not. So Houston, I mean Redmond, we have a problem.
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  6. #226


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    @Area 66: Yes, getting your hands on a new or different OS was like playing a new computer-game in many ways, I agree.

    Still is......it's always an adventure!
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  7. #227


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    it's always an adventure!
    An adventure that can be quite fun to be honest, especially when you break said OS and manage to fix it by yourself. Or when you break said OS and have to reinstall, fun times. xD
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  8. #228


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Eater View Post
    This is where we'll have to disagree. If you think the best way to navigate 75 programs is in a tiny corner of the screen in an awkward scrolly list, you can keep doing that by reinstalling Windows 7. Party like it's 1995
    Are you a teenager? Do you select OS from fashion? You tease him as he is oldish, because he better can make use of the STARTmenu than of Metro .If Windows 8 can only justify itself from a "fashion"view, then by all means young people will rush out to buy it like they do with expencive fashion clothes. But a worker will still perfer his workwear when the job must be done Metro is different than desktop, but nobody is saying it is better just because it is newer
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  9. #229


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 x64


    Woah, I don't think I mentioned anything about hip fashion, or care about all that. I mean it though, you can read from a tiny list or you can go big and bold. I do think it helps, and I've found myself intuitively gravitating to whatever I'm trying to find over twice as fast.
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  10. #230


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That's nice to know, but not really needed. Just another excuse to keep people from trying to explore and learn Windows 8.
    Because peoples are not all like you and me, they don't want to explore, millions of them , just want to read their email, make the letter their Boss ask. . That's what you seems to not understand, I'm not thinking only for myself but for the millions of peoples who are quite happy with the start menu.

    Metro should be an Addon for peoples who want to use it not a shores, I serve business since 30 years, I will say 95% of my customers donít like to change their habits, Windows 8 will be a big pill for them to swallow, they will not wants to use key shortcut, Windows should be more intuitive, everything is hide in 8, even the shut down button.

    It's why it's a big epic fail, and this is not winning itís the topic of this tread.
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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.
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