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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. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    I'm curious how many screens you metro lovers are using?
    I regularly use 4 of the Metro apps, I should try out the Maps app, but I just use Google maps at the mo. I don't think the Pictures, Video or Music app are very good, I still use Media Centre. But don't forget that most of these are preview apps and also there will be 1000's more available.

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  2. #22


    No I mean how many monitors?

    I have a theory that the lovers of the new start screen only have one monitor/screen, once you have more than that then it's bloody useless.
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  3. #23


    I only use 1 monitor, does it not support multi monitors properly? what could you do on W7 that you can't on W8?
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  4. #24


    No, everything is stuck in the primary screen metro display and the other screens just show your desktop.

    The charmbar is also virtually impossible to open via the mouse, multiple remote desktops by default can only be used in on the primary display and you change between each one rather than have them on different screens, I really could go on and on at the failings for the power user but there's no point because as it stands I'm sticking with Windows 7.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    As MS seem hell bent on grabbing a slice of the phone/tablet market so they can secure their income via app downloads plus a bit on the side called monthly cloud subscriptions then they will alienate a fair few normal desktop users. I don't think MS are going to offer the classic UI for Win8 even though they could grab some extra $$$'s by doing so. Certainly by all accounts Win8 is a far superior OS to Win7 and they could sell it based on that alone.

    MS though have bet the farm on this. Many tech companies have done this in the past. Some have succeeded and many have failed.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    I voted yes because I am used to that orb right there and I don't want my taskbar to look flat. The new Windows logo is ugly to me. No contrast of the 4 colors. If they still have the charm bar at the right and the old Start button and Start Menu on the lower left of the Taskbar, I think, it will favor more people, whether you're a Metro lover or not, that would favor both worlds. What's the harm with that.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    As MS seem hell bent on grabbing a slice of the phone/tablet market so they can secure their income via app downloads plus a bit on the side called monthly cloud subscriptions then they will alienate a fair few normal desktop users.
    You don't have to download apps and pay for cloud unless you want too, I don't understand your point?
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  8. #28


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    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well, for me I like the metro, like that you can have everything (almost everything) when on the start you click the mouse on the right.

    Myself, I do not need more.

    Jeff
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  9. #29


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by revocomputers View Post
    You don't have to download apps and pay for cloud unless you want too, I don't understand your point?
    Of course you don't need to download apps, etc but MS are trying to play catch-up with the Apple gang and Apple do very nicely $$ wise in this area of the market. Just my take on things as they stand.
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  10. #30


    Still every week I hear people say "what a loud of crap Vista was" and I reply "what didn't you like about it?" and they often can't reply.
    I know Vista needed more RAM, but otherwise it was a big improvement over Windows XP. The main reason it got a bad name was because it was a big step, and removing the start menu looks like a too bigger step for many people, but it's really not!
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