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Microsoft may bring back full start menu with 8.2

  1. #121


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    The simple fact is, metro was not rejected because it was different... it was rejected because it was lousy... at least in the opinion of very very many customers, or, more precisely would be customers.
    Absolutely right. It is unfit for prime time on the desktops.

    I play around with it in a virtual partition to prepare for a Win 8.1 tablet - I even made some tutorials in the early days of 8, but I would never run it on my desktop. An OS has to be perfect 'out of the box'. I refuse to install all kinds of little programs to make it fit.

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  2. #122


    Anybody waiting for something "perfect" is doomed to wait forever, let lone an OS and M$ to boot. I can live without Metro and Start Menu too. If they are there and work OK. but if some of it doesn't, oh well, not going to cry about it, the rest of W 8.1 is working almost to my satisfaction.
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  3. #123


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    The simple fact is, metro was not rejected because it was different... it was rejected because it was lousy... at least in the opinion of very very many customers, or, more precisely would be customers.
    I would agree with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Absolutely right. It is unfit for prime time on the desktops.

    I don't even think with tweaking that it's going to magically become good on a desktop. It's just not built for a desktop, it's built for smartphones and tablets. Devices with limited screenspace, large spread out apps (so fingers can press points), and very few apps working together.
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  4. #124


    VA USA
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    anything new on the 8.2 release date?
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  5. #125


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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    anything new on the 8.2 release date?
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 to Launch in April ? Report
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  6. #126


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    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    anything new on the 8.2 release date?
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 to Launch in April ? Report
    Thanks for the info
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  7. #127


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    ... it was rejected because it was lousy...
    I would agree with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Absolutely right. It is unfit for prime time on the desktops.

    I don't even think with tweaking that it's going to magically become good on a desktop. It's just not built for a desktop, it's built for smartphones and tablets. Devices with limited screenspace, large spread out apps (so fingers can press points), and very few apps working together.
    you guys are entitled to your Oh - pinions,
    but this sacred desktop world you live in is a virus sponge.

    Can we object to this absolutism?
    I am loving the WinRT start menu and will never use a classic style menu again.

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    ... It's just not built for a desktop
    Can we object to this notion that WinRT is designed for phones and tablets ONLY?
    Can we object to this view that WinRT has no place on a desktop computer?

    I go to all apps, press Ctrl - (minus) and select something.
    Or, just press something, and select from a list.
    It works very well (on a desktop computer)!

    I am also liking start screen tiles better than the old system.
    Pin (and unpin) to start is faster than creating shortcuts.
    Also, I am not having search issues, I can find anything on the PC by entering something from the start screen.

    So this concept that WinRT has no place on the desktop is an invalid assertion.

    An option to enable a classic Microsoft start menu is something I am sure the majority would LOVE.
    I would never use it. WinRT works well on my desktop.

    If you do not want to use tifkam, then don't.
    I object to the statement that it has no place on a desktop Personal Computer.

    We don't have many options of what to use.
    All there is for regular people is NT or UNIX.
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  8. #128


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post

    Can we object to this absolutism?
    No we can't.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Can we object to this notion that WinRT is designed for phones and tablets ONLY?
    No, we can't.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Can we object to this view that WinRT has no place on a desktop computer?
    No, we can't

    Any other questions...???
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  9. #129


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    ha, ha

    well, I can
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  10. #130


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    What can I say

    I like this

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