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Why Windows Blue Start Button Debate Doesn’t Really Matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    Businesses are sticking to Windows 7 for a long, long time. It will be the new XP
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    I especially like the story of the company still doing accounting off an IBM 402 machine from 1948.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    Ok, I'm a IT geek and while I have been able to figure windows 8 out fairly quickly and have been running it in beta/rc/gold for a long time, it isn't just about the start button. It's the disregard of the 30 year history of having a tree-like system to locate and open applications, it's the silly charms and the unbusiness friendly Modern UI. It would require a lot of retraining and that is expensive and difficult especially in cases like ours where we have 125 remote locations and holy crap, some computer people illiterate out there [oh the stories I can tell!]. Why should we go out way to get rid of all of the features that Microsoft is apparently so proud of that irritate the majority of people out there? Businesses are sticking to Windows 7 for a long, long time. It will be the new XP
    I don't even think that some businesses would even consider adapting Windows 8 because of its apps-oriented-start-screen boot interface. A lot of apps are externally linked for download which is a massive threat to online security. One may opt to disable these apps which will render the start screen environment totally useless and unnecessary. Windows 8 is a big joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    One may opt to disable these apps which will render the start screen environment totally useless and unnecessary. Windows 8 is a big joke.
    The start screen environment is quite robust. The start screen yields access to all apps via hot keys.
    It is important to consider all factors involved rather than focusing on the metro.

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    Microsoft will be very happy indeed to sell and offer at fee service for millions of copies of Windows 7.
    Microsoft will be glad to sell you Windows 7.


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    It's important to focus on what customers want, not what some user experience stat counter wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It's important to focus on what customers want, not what some user experience stat counter wants.
    "The customer is ALWAYS right, even though they are COMPLETELY wrong, they are still right."
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    There aren't any guarantee's that the third party start menu program's will work after blue/8.1 is officially released.
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    They'll just be recoded if they're not compatible.
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    But if so, why do we have to keep playing this re-coding game when it's patently obvious that people want the start button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    But if so, why do we have to keep playing this re-coding game when it's patently obvious that people want the start button?
    Unless if there are AT LEAST 30 million users on Windows 8 that have a start menu app installed, then that question can be asked. Seeing as that's not really the case, there isn't a point when the new UI is to be more configurable and is/even more usable than the start menu.

    Whatever is the reason for a start menu other than preference is there?
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