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I don't get it, since you can shut it off and its mostly a tablet feature, why not just disable it by default when its installed on a regular PC? Why is everyone making such a big deal about it? I've been fiddling with windows 8 since the preview came out and it looks fine to me, I'm sure the metro UI will help people who literally can't figure out how to do anything on the computer besides facebook and twitter (about 50% of the U.S. I'd suspect).
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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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I don't get it, since you can shut it off and its mostly a tablet feature, why not just disable it by default when its installed on a regular PC? Why is everyone making such a big deal about it? I've been fiddling with windows 8 since the preview came out and it looks fine to me, I'm sure the metro UI will help people who literally can't figure out how to do anything on the computer besides facebook and twitter (about 50% of the U.S. I'd suspect).
MS does not want you to shut it off. They want people to use this interface, so they can sell Windows powered phones and tablets.
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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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I don't get it, since you can shut it off and its mostly a tablet feature, why not just disable it by default when its installed on a regular PC? Why is everyone making such a big deal about it? I've been fiddling with windows 8 since the preview came out and it looks fine to me, I'm sure the metro UI will help people who literally can't figure out how to do anything on the computer besides facebook and twitter (about 50% of the U.S. I'd suspect).

I've made a further post in the thread in my sig showing screenshots of it with the Start Menu enabled, I know, it only takes a registry value change, but that is not exactly what a common user will have to do right ?

Nor is it confirmed anywhere that Microsoft will let people do it in the end. That whole post in the OP doesn't say once that you can still use the Start Menu, it just assumes we will have to live with the Metro UI and tries to sell us that idea.

I'm 90% sure they will let us enable the Start menu, otherwise that "Microsoft Confidential" notice that appears on the desktop is kind of useless, but still....

... and it's interesting to see the lengths they are trying to go in order to "sell" you apps, and thus this whole Metro UI excuse, even on the desktop where it doesn't belong.

I don't know, the more I think about it, this whole Metro UI just sounds so surreal on a desktop it's not even funny. The one thing I'm worried about is if Microsoft can only $ee the money in front of their eyes and do something foolish like completely ditching the Start menu. I know, I know, I also jumped from XP to 7, but the kernel optimizations in Windows 8 would be a welcome addition.
 
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MS does not want you to shut it off. They want people to use this interface, so they can sell Windows powered phones and tablets.
That was also my initial thought when I wrote my first post about it (quoted in my review), but showcasing on the desktop what will be available on their tablets and phones is not the only thing they're are trying to push. Apps! Apps! They want to sell us apps. And make lots of money like Apple.
 
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Jesus guys you can turn off Metro if it bugs you so.
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Jesus guys you can turn off Metro if it bugs you so.
You really didn't read:

1. the article quoted in the OP;

2. my second previous post;


What leads you to believe it will be available in the final version ? I sure hope so, but Microsoft isn't saying anything about that. They are just 100% promoting this thing, even on the desktop. I'm fairly certain they will allow it in the end, but they are not saying anything for the moment, so it's not that simple to just assume you will be able to do it when it hits the shelves.
 
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