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On behalf of the team, I want to thank everyone for their active engagement on the Start screen blogs over this past week. We have been following all of the comments and responding as much as we can. We know major changes like this can be controversial and we are looking forward to continuing this dialog with you. I wanted to address some of the specific topics that have been brought up so far as they pertain to the design. I know this doesn’t address all of your questions, but rest assured that we are listening and will be continuing this ongoing conversation.
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Microsoft is responding to user comments and questions over the redesigned Windows 8 Start Menu.
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Glad to see Microsoft responding to the people and as well as taking the people's comments and questions seriously. Although, I would think there are some questions that are filled with hate. One can only imagine what they say.
    
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I guess they haven't seen the joke then.
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Originally Posted by Hephasteus View Post
I guess they haven't seen the joke then.
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I guess they haven't seen the joke then.
More of an observation than a joke.
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While I do like Windows 8, I have to say I don't like how Microsoft's approach to answering complaints is "your opinion is wrong, and here are some graphs explaining why."

I'm a fan of the start screen, though, and I think these little fixes will make it even better.
    
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i want to be able to have a small touchscreen monitor SOLELY for starting programs, next to my larger, high def monitor. maybe build it into my desk.
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I´m just waiting for Ubuntu 11.10 Release was Playing around with the Beta and it came to my mind, this Unity thing is just like Windows 8 but a bit better .......

Funny how they Copy stuff all the time and Sell it as new and innovative.

If Virtualbox or any other Vm only would Provide a decent 3D Graphic i would be all Linux for sure.

Compiz > Aero (Real Transparent Windows u can Read Firefox while writing in an Office app)

Unity > Metro ( most used Apps are show 1st , until u unfold and it has a search typ t and it finds Terminal and there u go no need for 100 Icons)
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Thanks for the link! Rep+

I still hadn't gone to their blogs to post my opinion (see my Windows 8 Developer Preview Review in the sig - with screenshots taken by me), but it appears they are going to great lengths to convince people that the Metro style UI is the greatest thing since sliced bread when it obviously has many problems, and above all, 16 years of consolidated habits from people that are efficient working with the Start Menu.

That woman makes excuses for losses in efficiency ('now you have to click once to get to the desktop, but it's ok because you click many other times, so that click gets lost in the math.'), and simply does not appear to care.

And apps ? Notifications from Apps ? Lol, I briefly used some gadgets with Windows Vista, but they are utlimately useless. In Windows 7 I don't even use gadgets.

Apps ? Please, the Mac doesn't have that much marketshare that you need to start copying their lifestyle. Certainly not on the desktop.

Oh, but wait, there is an app market for that. And Microsoft gets a share of the profit this way. What better way to publicize apps than to make you look at them every single day before you can get to work on the desktop ?



Anyway, like I said in my review:

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It just doesn't work. It artificially creates another concept that you really don't need. It completely takes you away from the action happening on the desktop for no good reason and breaks the seamless experience. What once was a place where you could "Start" everything from, now Microsoft broke that concept and unnecessarily introduced a second layer, a second concept, called the Metro UI. It's like having a second desktop. They are even talking about letting users change the background color of the Metro UI. No! We already have the desktop to customize. Metro UI is just another layer of complication.
We don't need to be taken away from the desktop, at the very least they should just put their Metro UI in a bigger window, with the taskbar still visible.




As to the post itself:

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This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

As cited in Churchill by Himself (2008), ed. Langworth, PublicAffairs, p. 50, ISBN 1586486389

Me, a wannabe tech journalist, making a big post with a review is one thing; Microsoft doing a huge post like that is another. They should have made one a day, with a specific question answered.
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I dont see what the deal is with this issue. Everyone knows that they can turn off Metro and use the old start button in win 8 right?
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