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I guarantee you everyone that is complaining about the lack of a "start menu" hasn't used Windows 8 for more than a few days.

I've been running it as my main OS for the past month and don't miss the start menu one bit. Seriously, what's there to miss about it? The search feature works infinitely better than the Windows 7 equivalent. Need to open a program? Hit the Windows key and type the program name.

3 second hibernate resume, instant standby resume, 5 second boot up, more responsive system throughout.. I don't see what there's not to like about Windows 8
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It seems Windows is trying to repeat XP all over again, over a decade old and millions still use it. Windows 7 looks to be heading down this path.
    
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post #103 of 381
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I'm only against change if the change is to make things more unintuitive. Which is what this has done.

Actually it hasn't. It works in almost exactly the same way, just in full screen.
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post #104 of 381
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OMG so i can't hit the windows key, type-search for my app and start it anymore? Owait, I can? *doesn't care*
In all seriousness, all you sheep need to quit being so afraid of change. The problem isn't Windows 8 changing, the problem is you being afraid of said change.

You know theres a difference of being afraid of change and not liking it. Being forced to change to not be labeled as a sheep is not a legitimate reason to change to anything. I probably mentioned this before, what if someone goes as extreme as to go "we will now disable mouse support and will only support touch screen interface. Why? because mice are obsolete, anyone who apposes this is a sheep that is afraid of change" I think by then anyone one change their tune, but of course there are comments like this that still label people to be afraid of change.
post #105 of 381
Microsoft is really shooting themselves in the foot here. It's understandable that they want in on the tablet market, and they've done a good job with Metro, the interface itself is great. But it's just not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse. I can imagine how great it'll be on tablets to have both Aero and Metro available, but what about your desktop market? Half the user-base is going to be lost on trying to find their programs. I doubt any of them want to relearn how to use their operating system.

Yes, Metro does works just like the Start menu. But it feels ridiculous to have a desktop open, want to open a program, and have to pull up Windows Media Center just to do that. My point is, it feels ridiculous to have these two completely different interfaces trying to work with each other.
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You know theres a difference of being afraid of change and not liking it. Being forced to change to not be labeled as a sheep is not a legitimate reason to change to anything. I probably mentioned this before, what if someone goes as extreme as to go "we will now disable mouse support and will only support touch screen interface. Why? because mice are obsolete, anyone who apposes this is a sheep that is afraid of change" I think by then anyone one change their tune, but of course there are comments like this that still label people to be afraid of change.

You're one of them. You exaggerate things, you make excuses and you deny. That's what people afraid of change do.

Embrace it, there's nothing you can do about it.
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post #107 of 381
i like how worked up people get over it....Windows 8 is fantastic and i will def be switching to it on release. As for the start menu, sure its not going to be there but there will be 3rd party software that will give it back if thats your only problem....cant deny that there is amazing performance with the Consumer Release and if they polish Windows 8 up for the final release it will be even better.....people complain now, but it will slowly take over. I cant wait to laugh
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post #108 of 381
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I guarantee you everyone that is complaining about the lack of a "start menu" hasn't used Windows 8 for more than a few days.
I've been running it as my main OS for the past month and don't miss the start menu one bit. Seriously, what's there to miss about it? The search feature works infinitely better than the Windows 7 equivalent. Need to open a program? Hit the Windows key and type the program name.
3 second hibernate resume, instant standby resume, 5 second boot up, more responsive system throughout.. I don't see what there's not to like about Windows 8

This...the people that used it for 3 days are just frustrated. I use windows 8 as my main OS as well, and i have to say the performance is amazing. Let them cry smile.gif
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Actually it hasn't. It works in almost exactly the same way, just in full screen.

So, what do you have to do to move something from the desktop to the start menu?
    
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One thing I don't understand... how is an OS the size of Windows 8 supposed to run on a tablet or smartphone? It's like 14gb installed and that alone would fill up a phone or tablet's memory. Plus a gig of ram is a lot on a tablet/phone nowadays but that would be the bare minimum for this OS to run decently.
 
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