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Poll Results: Classic Shell or Start8?

 
  • 33% (4)
    Classic Shell
  • 58% (7)
    Start8
  • 8% (1)
    Other (please state)
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post #1 of 9
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Hey guys. Upgraded to Windows 8 a few months aback and I recently purchased the Start8 add-on. However I'm hearing about this alternative called Classic Shell. I know there are more alternatives but this seems like the "real" rival to Start8.

So what do you guys prefer? I feel like I've wasted 5 bucks hearing about how good Classic Shell is, and it's free. However I didn't try it.
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post #2 of 9
without a doubt start8... it just feels completely stock. you can disable hot corners and the layout of the start menu is the exact same as 7 and the styling fits windows 8 very pleasantly
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i use classic shell cause its free, not trying to pay for Microsofts mistakes

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post #4 of 9
Why not include StartIsBack? Anyways, I did purchase Start8 but I stopped using it (I have it disabled). I actually prefer Windows 8 as-is already. smile.gif
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Venom View Post

Why not include StartIsBack? Anyways, I did purchase Start8 but I stopped using it (I have it disabled). I actually prefer Windows 8 as-is already. smile.gif

Call me late but I actually haven't heard about StartisBack until now. tongue.gif
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post #6 of 9
I finally gave up and I am trying start8. I tried to love the new windows 8 start menu but I just can't handle it anymore. I hated the fact that there was no way to search for more advanced things like control panel settings like there is in W7/Start8
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavallino View Post

I finally gave up and I am trying start8. I tried to love the new windows 8 start menu but I just can't handle it anymore. I hated the fact that there was no way to search for more advanced things like control panel settings like there is in W7/Start8

Win8 is just the first try to made a super closed OS

they dont want the user to "tweak" things, they want to do what apple does with their OS and iOS, full control
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post #8 of 9
Start8 all the way.
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post #9 of 9
Tried them all. StartisBack is the best! thumb.gif
 
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