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Why Windows Blue Start Button Debate Doesnít Really Matter

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    Why Windows Blue Start Button Debate Doesnít Really Matter


    There are two points to make here. The first is that if you want to reintroduce the Start button or the ability to boot to the desktop, there are plenty of ways of doing that right now with third-party programs. Iím a big fan of Classic Shell, which performs both those tasks, If your sole reason for resisting Windows 8 is the lack of a Start button, you havenít thought the issue through.

    The second point is this. People donít like change, and one of the arguments against Windows 8 in a corporate environment is that training will undoubtedly be needed to ensure that staff can master the nuances of Windows 8. However, merely returning the Start button wonít eliminate the need for that kind of training. Even if thereís a start button, there are still new elements of the interface that will need to be learned: just off the top of my head, features like Charms, left and right swiping (especially on non-touch devices), installing and updating Windows 8 apps and even working out how to power down your machine all require learning new methods.
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    As has been discussed many times here, the comments made by the author completely miss the point.

    Firstly, why should anyone have to install third party programs to get back what should not have been removed in the first place?

    Secondly, if you can boot directly to the desktop and have the Windows 7 start menu in it's full state, you don't have to learn about charms, swiping, apps and the weird power down.

    That's the whole point of having a traditional desktop with the start button. What is it with these geeks that they can't comprehend such a simple concept?
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    Lol with you last two!

    WinKey > Right arrow > Enter was all I used it for.
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    Now would those responses be from IT geeks?
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    I doubt I qualify as an IT geek. I'm just a regular geek with a very slightly above average amount of tech knowledge
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    ... Businesses are sticking to Windows 7 for a long, long time ...
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