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My logic behind Microsoft's controversial decision: Removal of Start

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Microsoft has conducted many polls sighting that for most users start menu isnt the end all of end all.
    If you truly believe that, I may have a sweet deal for you on some beach front property.

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  2. #12


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    Dear Coke Robot, I wish you would desist from using the term "Trifecta".

    I'd prefer the ugly triplets.

    It is inappropriate because it refers to three winners, and the trio of Microsoft products that you refer to are possibly one winner (Xbox), a non-starter (not even at the starting gate yet for Windows 8) and an also-ran (Windows Phone).

    In a year's time, once the race is running, you may be able to bet on a "Trifecta" for Microsoft, but I think you'd still lose your stake.
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  3. #13


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    @tcman,

    Do you mean citing?
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Microsoft has conducted many polls sighting that for most users start menu isnt the end all of end all.
    If you truly believe that, I may have a sweet deal for you on some beach front property.
    I've heard other Microsoft "polls" indicate Media Center is used by 6% of the Windows base. I don't know which is funnier, that ludicrous claim, or suspending disbelief long enough to laugh at Microsoft's response, "Kill it! Kill it with fire!"
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Well, from my experience seeing how people use Windows, it also comes down to the fact that the start menu was being used less and less.
    That is what they say. However, seems tons of people are complaining about it..so that seems odd. In addition, I work in a corporate environment where nearly everybody uses their Start menu. Lots of power users utilize quick launch and other tricks, but the majority of just average users tend to use either the start menu to launch an app or they create a shortcut on their desktop (but they use the Start menu to find that application in the first place). These are the same type of people who use the Network icon to browse network shares instead of hitting the start menu and typing \\servername.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What they're offering now is a unified, fluid user experience where devices work better together.
    Their hope is that everything works better together. Having a unified interface can certainly make things more consistent for people, but with the differences in devices and how people use them, one common interface may not be the best. For example, with desktop computers and such today without touch screen interfaces, I question the value of the Metro interface. Sure, it's consistent with the phone and the game console......but having a full screen application isn't ideal to many computer users.
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  6. #16


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    I bet there will be hacks to disable Metro, and then just install classic shell and you get an older version of the start menu that works, at least.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    I bet there will be hacks to disable Metro, and then just install classic shell and you get an older version of the start menu that works, at least.
    There might be, but why would anyone buy windows 8 and do that? You already have windows 7 for that. I mean, you want a door in your house, then would you build a window first and then modify it to be a door, or would you just build a door in the first place? Windows 8 is for people who WANT to use Metro or are WILLING to do something new.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    I bet there will be hacks to disable Metro, and then just install classic shell and you get an older version of the start menu that works, at least.
    There might be, but why would anyone buy windows 8 and do that? You already have windows 7 for that. I mean, you want a door in your house, then would you build a window first and then modify it to be a door, or would you just build a door in the first place? Windows 8 is for people who WANT to use Metro or are WILLING to do something new.
    The reason is because a Windows 8 upgrade is $39.99 and a little bit of hacking, you could have a faster version of Windows 7 for only $39.99. I'm going to buy the upgrade and keep it as as a spare OS for a ystem thatr may need it. I can decide if I want to disable Metro when I need it.
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  9. #19


    Thanks for the thread, Arpan.

    I'd like to offer up a toast to "Bye-bye Start Button/Start Menu and hello to Metro Start Screen!"

    A much more efficient, eye-appealing means to organize, navigate, and get info at a glance via live tiles.

    At boot, Walla! Then thereafter, windows key and walla! My device and the world at a glance all in one nifty spot.

    Also, it WILL be a trifecta!

    2-a-roo for now..........
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  10. #20


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    You are absolutely right, Tony :thumbup:
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