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Alright, well you can go out and re-educate the ignorant masses, I'd rather argue with M$ until I'm blue in the face and they just put the damn start menu back.

Agree.
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So how do you get the metro layout back up?
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Alright, well you can go out and re-educate the ignorant masses, I'd rather argue with M$ until I'm blue in the face and they just put the damn start menu back.


You have a better chance of praying that Lindsey Lohan will go sober and Snookie will become catholic

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I was also reffering to Russiareaper,  the Win7 crusader earlier

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So how do you get the metro layout back up?

Move your mouse to the old start button location and a little box pops up with a simplified screenshot of the MetroUI that you can click.

Or move your mouse to the top right or bottom right and a popup menu appears on the right hand side with various icons.

Or hit the Windows key on your keyboard.

Or Alt-Tab.
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LOL
Well anyways, what people complain about for the sake of complaining. I for one welcome a faster, more efficient, better OS that is going to find itself on nearly ALL computing devices. Can't wait till we get another versatile OS that just outranks the previous in terms of performance! Yay for progress!

I'm skeptical that a unified interface is even a good idea. When you're dealing with different tasks, different ways of using them, different input devices, and different screen sizes/resolutions, I just don't know if you can design an interface that works well with everything.

Take the PS3's XMB, for instance. I think it's a great interface for the console connected to a television. It works well with the gamepad and is easy to use. But would I want it for my desktop PC? Heck no.
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Oh you are in for a real treat, get ready to have less hair... biggrin.gif
You will get really annoyed when you go to shut the computer down. lol!
It will take most "Proficient" users of Windows quite a few weeks to become accustomed to this new OS..
A new user will be overly annoyed because they don't know what to look for! (Doh!)
Windows 8 is indicative to Microsoft telling it's consumers to go piss in a corner in a round room.
Meh!

I think you are very wrong, took me all of 5 min to figure things out after installing it yesterday, got rain meter running, separate dual screen desktop wallpapers, and I actuality am enjoying 8. I finally have a use for the windows key on my KB.
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Windows 7 vs Windows 8. In a nutshell.

Nothing wrong with Windows 7, no need for Windows 8.

Some operating systems will age well. Windows 7 is one of them.
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I like Windows 8, but only because of the enhanced Dual Monitor support, lock screen, camera app, and a few other changes that aren't very apparent at first.

I'm not the biggest Metro fan. I can get around it, but it's confusing, it's out-of-the-way, it's non-intuitive, and it's sure as hell not for a mouse and keyboard.

I never thought I'd say this, but I've used OSX Lion at school, and it's a hell of a lot easier to use than Windows 8.

Microsoft is just confusing me so much. They want to make a tablet-friendly OS, so they decide to alienate the other 98% of people using Windows...there's a reason why Apple has iOS and OSX. They're two separate things because they work well for their respective platforms.

And the logo...why? They got rid of 25 years of brand familiarity in one fell swoop because their old logo "didn't look enough like a window". When I see this, I don't think Windows. I think "30 seconds in Illustrator". It's a little weird that they're trying to emphasize the idea of "windows" when the new app system completely discards the idea of multiple overlapping windows, which is the entire goddamn point of the OS.

And the ribbon UI on explorer...thank god it's disabled by default, because MS's competitors would NEVER put something so unbelievably clunky and inefficient in their OS. It's like they're trying to simplify things in one area, and overcomplicate things in another area. And it's just a mess.

Once again, once you get to the desktop, Windows 8 is great. Sort of ironic that Microsoft is calling the desktop an "app" on par with Solitaire and the PDF reader, even though I spend at least 99% of my time there. Is that not what they had planned? Did they really think people would completely sacrifice multitasking and control for these simple little applications that have a maximum of two functions? I don't think so.

There's such a huge public backlash from this that if Microsoft doesn't do something about it, this OS isn't going to sell well at all. I get the feeling the same thing is going to happen as when Vista came out. OEMs are going to charge extra for people to "upgrade" to Windows 7 from the default 8, and people are going to eat it up. Actually, I'm looking forward to it, because then at least the dev team responsible for this will be fired.
    
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