R0bR, I seriously doubt that. I myself use the start menu, I hate a desktop, and taskbar polluted with icons, It's just messy, and as the saying goes, a messy desktop makes a messy mind.
I constantly use start search and menu during the day. I also dislike a "cluttered" desktop or screen filled with short cuts.
Even my task bar is pretty clean.
I also fall into the catagory of people that unfortunately don't tend to give feedback often and sometimes get flustered when asked about my opinion, as if anyone cares. Well considering MS attitude of " Go Metro or Go Linux Mint" , I figured I will go with Mint. Why should I have to fight with a company to provide options I'd like (that can EASILY be made available) when I can just Go...with Linux Mint. The best thing is it is FREE!
MS You are going to LOSE a LOT of your best customers, who also were often times your best sales people, offering positive comments about XP, 7, and even Vista after you sorted it fully, which helped to make a few more sales for you. Multiply those referrals by millions and you received a LOT of additional business due to our recommendations (say over OSX)
Alas now MS has decided to go over to the "dark side" and follow the obnoxious lead of Apple.
We can only hope that when the RTM version appears that sanity has returned to MS and they WILL allow the customer the OPTION to select a default configuration of Boot To Desktop for those of us that have stuck with MS all these years through the good and the bad.
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