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    Users to the Rescue: Microsoft Listening to Consumer FB..


    Back in 2012 when Microsoft introduced the new Windows 8 modern operating system, Redmond expected not only to see the majority of users running older platforms to migrate to the new release, but also to lend a hand to the collapsing PC industry and restore the declining sales.
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    Here is another take on this - stating Microsoft has overreacted and is now listening too much causing a mess in Windows 8:

    Windows 8 has ‘perhaps destroyed the most successful software franchise of all time’

    ...
    Based on Thurrott’s report, it sounds as though Microsoft has over-learned the lessons of Windows 8 so that instead of not listening to its user base enough it’s now listening to its user base too much. Even worse, he thinks that these additions don’t really fix the biggest problem with both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 — namely, that “Windows isn’t a single OS… it’s two of them, mobile and desktop, fused together unnaturally like a Frankenstein’s monster.”
    And because these dual operating systems have polarized longtime PC users, Thurrott declares that Windows 8 ”is a disaster in every sense of the word” that may even have “perhaps destroyed the most successful software franchise of all time.”
    Microsoft Windows 8 criticism: ?Disaster in every sense of the word? | BGR
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    Let's be honest: Windows 8, and specifically metro, was a mistake, plain and simple.

    Their goal to create a single windows on across multiple platforms was laudable, if a little ambitious. The problems was, they had to change what windows was. And, despite tifkam's ardent fans, the vast majority have rejected metro, and have done so in spectacular fashion, handing ms a very public crushing defeat. And all they managed with 8.1, was to insult the majority with their extremely lame sleight-of-hand with the start button to hell.

    So here they stand, at a clear crossroads. Will they listen to the majority.., or will they listen to the ardent and vocal tifkam supporters...???
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    It would appear that those wanting a return of the start menu are going to have to wait for Windows 9. I don't miss it and wouldn't use it if they brought it back, so its no big deal to me. Metro works just fine for me with my keyboard and trackball. It looks to me that the changes they are making with update 1 are to cater to the non touch desktop PC users. I'm looking forward to update 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Let's be honest: Windows 8, and specifically metro, was a mistake, plain and simple.
    I'm honest. Not a mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It would appear that those wanting a return of the start menu are going to have to wait for Windows 9.
    I think the start menu is not the issue with them.
    They don't want metro at all. They want a full return to desktop only. (I don't!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post

    I think the start menu is not the issue with them.
    They don't want metro at all. They want a full return to desktop only. (I don't!)
    You're close. We don't want metro at all, quite true, but we don't care if you have it. Why would we..??

    As for a full return to the desktop... er, we never left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post

    I'm honest. Not a mistake.
    No comment.

    (seriously, I cannot be trusted when straight lines are fed to me...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    No comment.
    Even my point of view is rejected by supporters.
    They suggest that the start screen must have groups and live tiles for proper use. It's ridiculous!

    Ok. So the majority hate it. I think the majority is not exactly a source of wisdom.

    The majority are
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Let's be honest: Windows 8, and specifically metro, was a mistake, plain and simple.
    I'm honest. Not a mistake.
    IMHO the first release was poorly implemented. I was not a fan of Windows 8.0, mainly because of how Metro worked. In 8.0 it was full screen one screen only and I couldn't use Metro Snap on my 4:3 non wide screen 1280x1024 monitors. Everything installed to the main screen start screen so it got plastered with tiles pretty fast. A lot of un pinning to get just what I actually used on that screen. Now with 8.1 I can run Metro on all three monitors at once if I want. I can snap to all monitors now too, if I want. The metro screens are reversed now, installed programs and apps go to the All Apps Screen and I can pick and chose what gets pinned to the main start screen. It works well for me. I'm on board with the proposed changes too, windowed metro apps etc. The only change I'm not in favor of is the additional proposed UAC security prompts. At the moment that seems to be more of a rumor than anything else. Time will tell.
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