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Which start button software do you believe is the best?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Which start button software do you believe is the best?

    I've been looking at Classic Shell and ViStart. Which one do you think is the best out of all the choices?

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Classic Shell.
    Winaero has a tweaker for it.

    WinAero: Winaero - Free small and useful software for Windows
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    Since this is a subjective question, my answer is "none". There's a tutorial on the forums showing how to create a toolbar for the Programs menu. I've used, in a slightly modified form, on all of my installs of 8 and it works exactly the way I want it to.
    Seems I've gotten so accustomed to the new interface though, I rarely use it any more.
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    windows 8 pro x64

    I use startisback. It's not free but cost only a few bucks. Yet , this is a temporary solution. With windows 8.1 , microsoft gives us the ability to directly boot to desktop. I guess I will uninstall startisback after final release of windows 8.1 .
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Booting to desktop is very different from having a start menu.

    I agree with David Bailey . Classic shell is great and free. Ther are others which millions are using, startisback ( will need adjusting for 8.1 ) and start 8 are popular. There are probably at least 3 dozen others.

    There are so many because there is no demand.

    Another alternative is to use a different os - several really good free ones out there now.
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