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  1. #51


    I think they are trying to create the same start menu environment as they had in the desktop but perhaps without the actual start menu(replicating the experience of it.) In windows 8 a lot of the visual hints are hidden such as all ease of access of the start menu.

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  2. #52


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    IMHO, What they did was start to build a tablet OS but only half finished it. They didn't go all the way and left to many compromises in it in an attempt to satisfy your traditional desktop user and a tablet user. Going back and forth between the two interfaces doesn't work well for a lot of people. Complaining about it just starts another endless good versus bad debate. Me, I'm indifferent to it. I'm not that impressed that I want to put it on all my PC's and on the other hand I haven't stripped it of off my Laptop either. I do find that I use my Windows 7 desktop PC a lot more than my 8 laptop. I'll update the laptop to 8.1 when its available to have a look see. I think it's going to be very interesting to see what Microsoft does next.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    caperjack
    ,i hope they can add the start button you want and leave the one i like alone at the same time !
    Not sure why you say that I want. It's not about me - it is about the market.

    The many who are asking for a desktop os are not asking for the metro stuff to be taken away from those who want it.

    I don't think MS have the remotest intention of removing the metro stuff. It is there to get the users into MS online services. That is where MS see their future - huge rewards for them.
    sorry ,i though you were saying that because of what you want ,didn't realize you were analyzing the Windows OS market and came to the 2 final choices for MS.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    What I personally would like is not going to make much difference. It is only one license ( actually I bought more than one - but still, it hardly matters).
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  5. #55


    Lahore, Pakistan
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 x64


    The problem is that people can't seem to move on towards something better.

    I am not going down the road because I am a huge Win8 supporter because of the changes it brought to PC. They were slightly off-track to accept but they were s pretty sl positive step towards something new.

    however, I really don't think MS is going to deliver anything special in the next update. I am certain that it'll just like WP8.1 with some fixes and tweaks that all.

    But hope is still there. so let's see what they do ths time.
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  6. #56


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The many who are asking for a desktop os are not asking for the metro stuff to be taken away from those who want it.
    You're forgetting that if you choose to not run Metro, that choice diminishes theirs.

    Don't ask me how though.
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  7. #57


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    She is Windows division CFO and yet she does not understand what people are asking for about the start button????????
    She's got to be kidding.
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  8. #58


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    She is Windows division CFO and yet she does not understand what people are asking for about the start
    She is making out she doesn't understand. I think she understands perfectly.
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  9. #59


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    It's called denial.
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  10. #60


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Depends what you mean by denial.

    There are a number of possibilities, including:

    1) They know what the customers are asking for, and they deliver. They are keeping it quiet to elicit maximum rejoicing.

    2) They know what the customers are asking for, but that does not suit MS purpose. They attempt some kind of fudge.

    3) They know what the customers are asking for, but that does not suit MS purpose. They attempt some kind of fudge.
    If they get another public roasting, they switch to option 1 for the release version.
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