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View Poll Results: Should MSFT return the traditional start button to the Desktop

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  • Yes

    31 59.62%
  • No

    21 40.38%
  1. #11


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    it would be a HIGHLY difficult sell for Windows 7 users to say to them, "We have a new version of Windows called Windows 8. It is literally exactly like Windows 7, but more faster. You want to buy?" No, it won't happen.
    Seems to work for Apple.
    But then again, mac os only commands less than 10 percent of the OS marketshare, and as for iOS; apple has done well in brainwashing a new generation of apple followers.

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    They won't change course now


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Because the Start Screen IS the new start menu. Microsoft has put forth a TON of effort on building it for touch and mouse. Setting that aside, it would be a HIGHLY difficult sell for Windows 7 users to say to them, "We have a new version of Windows called Windows 8. It is literally exactly like Windows 7, but more faster. You want to buy?"
    A difficult sell to you maybe.

    I'd be willing to buy a better performing, lower resource using and more secure OS.
    Businesses would have no problems buying it either (assuming that the price is right).

    "Windows 8."
    "
    Better performance!"
    "Improved security!"
    "Runs on current hardware!"
    "
    No retraining required!"

    It practically sells itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No, it won't happen.
    I agree that they won't change course now..

    MS (Sinofsky) have invested so much time and effort telling everybody that they know best, that they won't make any changes now.

    Wikipedia - Denial of Responsibility.
    Denial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post

    I'd be willing to buy a better performing, lower resource using and more secure OS.
    Businesses would have no problems buying it either (assuming that the price is right).

    "Windows 8."
    "
    Better performance!"
    "Improved security!"
    "Runs on current hardware!"
    "
    No retraining required!"

    It practically sells itself.
    That works for me, unfortunately Win8 in it's current form most certainly doesn't.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Because the Start Screen IS the new start menu. Microsoft has put forth a TON of effort on building it for touch and mouse. Setting that aside, it would be a HIGHLY difficult sell for Windows 7 users to say to them, "We have a new version of Windows called Windows 8. It is literally exactly like Windows 7, but more faster. You want to buy?"
    A difficult sell to you maybe.

    I'd be willing to buy a better performing, lower resource using and more secure OS.
    Businesses would have no problems buying it either (assuming that the price is right).

    "Windows 8."
    "
    Better performance!"
    "Improved security!"
    "Runs on current hardware!"
    "
    No retraining required!"

    It practically sells itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No, it won't happen.
    I agree that they won't change course now..

    MS (Sinofsky) have invested so much time and effort telling everybody that they know best, that they won't make any changes now.

    Wikipedia - Denial of Responsibility.
    Denial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    There obviously would be people that would do that for such, but for the normal, everyday consumer, especially in these day, no they wouldn't upgrade to 8 from 7. Heck, I probably wouldn't mitigate all the 7 installs I've done in the past few years to 8 for that reason. Sure, Windows 8 is faster and better and all, but it seems like I could just maintain those 7 installations for max performance and call it good. I would only do Windows 8 installs on new systems because that's what's new and the such. But to go to my dad, which I installed 7 over vista on his PC last year and have dealt with the frustration of such, and say, "Oh, by the way, there's a new Windows that is literally like 7, but faster." My dad would tell me 7 is fine for him. If I were to go to my brother and say such, he would pass. If I were to go to all the people I have installed Windows 7 on their PCs and say such, most of them would pass unless if their systems are running terribly slow. Face it, the main thing that makes the distinction from 7 is the Start Screen. Without it, a common person probably wouldn't care for it. If it's not something that looks and feels different, most, not all, would dismiss it.
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  5. #15


    The everyday consumer doesn't upgrade anyway, they wait for their PC to die and have to take whatever OS the new one they buy comes with.
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  6. #16


    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    Posts : 339
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    No on you! lol I use this a lot with my ancient ATI Remote Wonder II to watch videos when I feel like lying down too, instead of being at the pc. Sometimes I use MediaPortal instead, depending on my mood, but they both work very well.

    The WMC doesn't use any resources in any way besides when it is running.
    In my PC, first time using WMC is so slow, many lag. In Windows 7, first time using WMC is smooth although I have many extras in WMC.
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  7. #17


    The Start Page is neater, gives you information without opening an app, easier to customise and standardizes your OS on all your gadgets. And we get the extra bonus of cool gadgets and games from the market.


    There are multiple options to create shortcuts on the desktop and the taskbar. Although I use many programs and documents, In the weeks that I've used W8 I've only created one shortcut, and that's a shortcut to a Excel price list that sits on my taskbar. But I might see if that can go on the Start Page
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  8. #18


    Posts : 24
    windows8 64bit


    Just leave it as it is. Once you get used to the start screen it's better than the start button imo.
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  9. #19


    I'm curious how many screens you metro lovers are using?
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  10. #20


    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    Posts : 339
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    I'm curious how many screens you metro lovers are using?
    I'm using only one screen.
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