Originally Posted by eternal7trance
They do have choices. Technically the way Windows 8 works, metro is like your start menu just more graphically pleasing. You can jump right back to the desktop style anytime.
It is not more pleasing in any way shape or form. But wait... that is preference and that can't be dictated to anyone, regardless of how much MS want to.
I dual boot Win 8 with Win 7 on my laptop and I am going to remove Win 8 and go back to Mint/Win 7 because it makes me want to claw my own eyes out. I don't care about improvements (that mostly also exist in Win 7) because if I can't bear to look at it I will never find out what those so called improvements are. In fact the only improvement I have found is MS finding a way of saving me money, till they allow us to customise the look of Win 8 and it's proven there are real, tangible, improvements, other than the it's-better-because-I-said-so.
And it's funny how many people banter the word choice around when they gladly will give that up as well to settle for a pastel coloured full page start screen that is uglier than the first versions of Windows, then claim it's progress.