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WinXP bad? LOL.
WinMe deserves a lot of respect because of the things it did, just like Vista
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20080318/windows-me-deserve-more-respect/
I find it sad and funny that people make up those patterns and then skip Win NT 4.0 and 2000 just to make a proper list.

There is enough of a pattern for me to make a decision.
Not saying it's definitely going to be bad, or that people should agree with my opinion. It's just not suited for me personally.
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WinXP bad? LOL.
WinMe deserves a lot of respect because of the things it did, just like Vista
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20080318/windows-me-deserve-more-respect/
I find it sad and funny that people make up those patterns and then skip Win NT 4.0 and 2000 just to make a proper list.

Bad at first, if you used pre SP1 XP you'd realise.
    
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Honestly, I disagree with Microsofts decision to use a Windows Phone 7 looking interface on there MAIN OS venture. Such a bad idea, especially for navigation. Not to mention it looks rather ugly, but that s just me. I am sure the technological advances are great but the UI, Not so much.
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Honestly, I disagree with Microsofts decision to use a Windows Phone 7 looking interface on there MAIN OS venture. Such a bad idea, especially for navigation. Not to mention it looks rather ugly, but that s just me. I am sure the technological advances are great but the UI, Not so much.

Metro for PC is designed for the widescreen displays,
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That screenshot is fake, the entire start menu including the bubble icon is gone now. Its all been moved to tiles on the side of the screen. Windows 8 will be for tablets/touch screen only (unless Microsoft surprises us with a desktop flavor). Or desktop users with very unique taste.

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So their consumer preview is supposed to be the similar equivalent of the Windows 7 RC ?
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I find it sad and funny that people make up those patterns and then skip Win NT 4.0 and 2000 just to make a proper list.
Windows NT prior to Windows XP (as Windows XP is WIndows NT), and Windows 2000, weren't intended to be consumer/home operating systems. They came from a time where Windows NT was the business/professional OS and Windows 9x was more the home OS. Windows 2000 was just temporarily re-purposed as an option for some OEM users to fill the gap when Windows ME wasn't going over so well until Windows XP would hit (which was essentially Windows 2000 redone, much like Windows 7 was to Windows Vista, and the NT versions of these OSes reflect this).
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So their consumer preview is supposed to be the similar equivalent of the Windows 7 RC ?
From what I understand, yes.
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The biggest complaint people have about win8 is how the start menu was changed. How many people actually use the start menu anyways? The only time I would use it is when I wanted to search something and that still works in the new start menu. The only negative thing about the new start menu is cosmetic (it's fullscreen and you scroll sideways instead of up and down), all the features are still there plus there are news ones. Then you have the actual OS that is more lightweight, boots faster, has a better task manager, improved file management, windows store, better dual monitor support and there's so much more. I think anyone who skips Win8 because they think the new start menu is ugly is really going to be missing out.
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post #19 of 82
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Don't really care. If it looks like that, I'm sticking to 7. And I've been on every new Windows since 3.1, on release day.

i am going the same path.

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The biggest complaint people have about win8 is how the start menu was changed. How many people actually use the start menu anyways? The only time I would use it is when I wanted to search something and that still works in the new start menu. The only negative thing about the new start menu is cosmetic (it's fullscreen and you scroll sideways instead of up and down), all the features are still there plus there are news ones. Then you have the actual OS that is more lightweight, boots faster, has a better task manager, improved file management, windows store, better dual monitor support and there's so much more. I think anyone who skips Win8 because they think the new start menu is ugly is really going to be missing out.

I hate the metro UI, it is ugly as hell and no way would i ever use it on any device or PC i own.
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The biggest complaint people have about win8 is how the start menu was changed. How many people actually use the start menu anyways?

I'm betting a good amount of people. I myself personally hate desktop icons and a cluttered taskar. So a start button was always a must.
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