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That's because it took them 3 months to figure out how to get to the desktop.

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Keep it clean in here folks...

Is that and early warning? I don't see anyone trolling or flaming.

On topic: I am using Windows 8, however, I brought back the Start button (using Start8 in case you are wondering) and I have been enjoying a very nice and fast OS.
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Wow, Where has yahoo been the entire time.

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If the UI is confusing to tech-savvy people like us who build our own systems and frequent sites like overclock.net, what is the average person going to do?

Here comes the revelation: The new Windows 8 UI is not designed for teksavvy users like us. It's designed for ordinary people who don't know anything. Much more like MacOS for example.
Just try forgetting everything you know about PC's and Windows and all such things. And sit down at a computer for the very first time with absolutely no prior knowledge whatsoever. Then imagine which OS would be the easiest for you to use. Most people are biased towards the Start Menu because it's all they know.

I remember when Windows 95 was first released, and the Start Menu was introduced to the world for the very first time. Everyone was like what is this? I want my Program Manager back!". And there was a ton of 3rd party add-ons that tried to make Windows 95 behave more like Windows 3.1. But people eventually got used to the Start Menu, and then eventually loved it. The same thing will happen with Windows 8.
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Here comes the revelation: The new Windows 8 UI is not designed for teksavvy users like us. It's designed for ordinary people who don't know anything. Much more like MacOS for example.
Just try forgetting everything you know about PC's and Windows and all such things. And sit down at a computer for the very first time with absolutely no prior knowledge whatsoever. Then imagine which OS would be the easiest for you to use. Most people are biased towards the Start Menu because it's all they know.
I remember when Windows 95 was first released, and the Start Menu was introduced to the world for the very first time. Everyone was like what is this? I want my Program Manager back!". And there was a ton of 3rd party add-ons that tried to make Windows 95 behave more like Windows 3.1. But people eventually got used to the Start Menu, and then eventually loved it. The same thing will happen with Windows 8.

This, although I cannot speak from experience as I wasn't alive yet.
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If the UI is confusing to tech-savvy people like us who build our own systems and frequent sites like overclock.net, what is the average person going to do?

Here comes the revelation: The new Windows 8 UI is not designed for teksavvy users like us. It's designed for ordinary people who don't know anything. Much more like MacOS for example.
Just try forgetting everything you know about PC's and Windows and all such things. And sit down at a computer for the very first time with absolutely no prior knowledge whatsoever. Then imagine which OS would be the easiest for you to use. Most people are biased towards the Start Menu because it's all they know.

I remember when Windows 95 was first released, and the Start Menu was introduced to the world for the very first time. Everyone was like what is this? I want my Program Manager back!". And there was a ton of 3rd party add-ons that tried to make Windows 95 behave more like Windows 3.1. But people eventually got used to the Start Menu, and then eventually loved it. The same thing will happen with Windows 8.

History has a funny way of repeating itself, doesn't it? People still cry outrage though as if this has never happened before. Short and simple truth is people fear change, and reactions like this are guaranteed. I'm personally OK with a mix up. It feels as if I've been at it with the same song and dance for ages with this start menu. I love it, but I'd love to see how they can possibly make me function faster and without it.
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Here comes the revelation: The new Windows 8 UI is not designed for teksavvy users like us. It's designed for ordinary people who don't know anything. Much more like MacOS for example.
Just try forgetting everything you know about PC's and Windows and all such things. And sit down at a computer for the very first time with absolutely no prior knowledge whatsoever. Then imagine which OS would be the easiest for you to use. Most people are biased towards the Start Menu because it's all they know.
I remember when Windows 95 was first released, and the Start Menu was introduced to the world for the very first time. Everyone was like what is this? I want my Program Manager back!". And there was a ton of 3rd party add-ons that tried to make Windows 95 behave more like Windows 3.1. But people eventually got used to the Start Menu, and then eventually loved it. The same thing will happen with Windows 8.
It won't happen to Windows 8; the new start menu system they have put in is useless. When you right click on the new start menu, it actually gives you a set of options that are useful, unlike the new UI.

The thing that has made it unfriendly is the new UI that you can't disable it; when I install chrome 8, the search menu only finds the app version.
Also, if you could disable the metro UI, it would be pretty much the same as Windows 7.
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History has a funny way of repeating itself, doesn't it? People still cry outrage though as if this has never happened before. Short and simple truth is people fear change, and reactions like this are guaranteed. I'm personally OK with a mix up. It feels as if I've been at it with the same song and dance for ages with this start menu. I love it, but I'd love to see how they can possibly make me function faster and without it.
I feel like this fearing change thing is really a misinterpretation of what people are saying; people just hate the new system due to its touch screen optimization, full screen window system, and windows store system.
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I can handle the cosmetic changes.

All I want is a new OS that doesn't BSOD on me randomly for no apparent reason like Vista did when it first came about.

95, 98 and even early XP were great for me. Vista was an utter headache. 7 was a huge relief and I just want 8 to be the same in that sense.

I care more about stability than function. I don't want to be researching the reasons for weird BSODs when im already stable on 7.

If it can do that simplest of tasks then they already have me. Im not bothered about change, I welcome it. In fact I would be pleased with a dumbed down Windows interface. It just needs to be stable.
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Yes, Microsoft knew what they were getting into. They were well aware many people would react negatively to having to learn a new ui, but at the same time they knew they had to streamline their ui across all formats in order to emulate the ease of use of Apple products. Like any drastic change, people will complain until they get used to it.
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I just want an OS that does not treat me like I am still in KINDERGARTEN.

So that leaves Windows 8 out of my life......
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