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  1. #21


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I have said this before but will say it again
    That's ok. I've been repeating the same thing for 2 years. It's tiring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    ... But the Desktop is essential.
    Yes. Of course.

    Problem is, one cannot get into a discussion about code trends as it is too complicated for the vast majority.

    Windows NT must be replaced with a better, more secure, less error prone, less vulnerable kernel.
    And single screen coding will be eliminated at some point.
    Of course any change must be better than what exists today.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Bringing back the start menu is a smart move, as is enhancing the functionality of the start screen. I just hope they do not nix the best way I have found to use Windows 8 so far, which is a combo of both via 3rd party apps. More choices please, not less! More choice!
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  3. #23


    Are people still crying over useless start menu?
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I have said this before but will say it again
    That's ok. I've been repeating the same thing for 2 years. It's tiring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    ... But the Desktop is essential.
    Yes. Of course.

    Problem is, one cannot get into a discussion about code trends as it is too complicated for the vast majority.

    Windows NT must be replaced with a better, more secure, less error prone, less vulnerable kernel.
    And single screen coding will be eliminated at some point.
    Of course any change must be better than what exists today.
    That will never happen. MS is all about backward compatibility and there is no way in hell they will make a cut like Apple does. Unfortunately.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by insane014 View Post
    Are people still crying over useless start menu?
    Nope people are just not buying Windows 8.x without it.
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  6. #26


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    The article has a comment box.

    I used it to give my opinion about the situation.

    By commenting, & other people commenting, maybe improvements will be made if Microsoft listens.
    Hopefully somebody at Microsoft will be reading my & others' comments.

    I won't hold my breath waiting though.

    At least I gave it a try.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Something that I had forgot about completely.

    Keep in mind that the App Store Concept started with Windows Vista Ultimate (Ultimate Extras)
    The App Store is basically what Ultimate Extras was supposed to have turned into.
    The idea was abandoned in Win7, probably in preparation for Win8.

    Metro was not a well conceived/implemented idea in whole
    But is in parts.

    Again, the desktop should still be the focal point though.

    Just wish they would have focused more on the apps being more of a store front (like Ultimate Extras)
    Or some of the concept start menus I have seen out there based off the Metro design with Live tiles and such.

    IMO, Metro is not bad,, People are lost on Metro cause they don't know how to take it in and use it efficiently.
    And yes, it is possible to use it efficiently, cause it is actually more efficient than the old Start Menu.
    It just needs to be condensed back down to a start menu style GUI.
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  8. #28


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


    Quote Originally Posted by insane014 View Post
    Are people still crying over useless start menu?
    No, they are crying that it was replaced with Metro.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 64bit


    I don't post often but in this case I want to hollow just a shout at you guys. Most of you are experienced users. Win 8 is just another OS period end of story. Windows has always been hobbled by legacy programs we all know this is true. Backwards compatibility is the first requirement you ask for no you demand. Business needs legacy, innovate well hell no I know windows. Well you can't have it both ways somethings have to change like your attitudes towards change
    No other OS carries this burden and change is not possible without giving up some of what you had and moving forward . We all learned to use Android phones, IPhones and hopefully some of you made the move to Windows Phone. There was no hue and cry in previous instances but take away the Start Menu and you wet yourselves complaining. The problem is not that Metro is different it's that you expect to know how the OS works the second you dl'ed it. How dare they make changes even if the underlying technology is far, far Superior,has a smaller footprint and is more secure it looks difference. Who cares if it's more stable more reliable and faster you don't approve because you now have to learn a new OS shame on them Eventually they are going to have to cut the cord tablets and phones are taking the place of towers for some. Some of these devices are throw away devices never meant to last more than contract period used for the purchase. Yet some of you who complain loudest want to run the full office suite on your phones plus Photoshop
    The mistake is trying to please everyone they should've stuck to their guns modified the Metro use of the desktop and pushed forward. You should not be forced back to the desktop when running a Metro app. A Metro app should not have to be full screen by default. You should have been able to run multiple Metro apps and they should've implemented it that way from jump street.
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  10. #30


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Yesterday a friend of mind brought her tower over for me to repair, and said she was going to upgrade and change to a laptop. She also asked if I knew any way to buy a new laptop with Windows 7 on it? She added that if she can't she will just buy a Mac lappy to sync with her iPhone.

    Regardless of who's right or wrong, or who prefers what ... bottom line is the market place has spoken and Win 8x is dead in the water!
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