Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
honestly i don't see the issue you all are having. unless you spend all your time in Windows 7 start menu, there's really not much else different with windows 8. You still have your desktop, your icons, your task bar, and if you want, a fully customizable start menu.
chrome still acts the same
games act the same
windows explorer acts the same
so whats the issue? You don't like that your start menu can't be limited to the bottom left of your screen anymore?
Windows 8 will not stop you from doing ANYTHING that you did in previous windows versions.
Also, I rarely go into the metro ui on my desktop and on my school laptop (that has windows 7) I can't even remember the last time i clicked the start button. Again, the start menu was a bad design from the start and is why everyone's desktops are eventually littered with icons. People probably don't realize how little they actually use the start menu/screen... It's almost comical that the start menu
feature is what everyone clasped onto as their main reason for hating windows 8.
Here's a what if? for you:
What if Microsoft trashes the metro ui and gives you a normal start button? Would everyone complaining, all of a sudden go out and buy windows 8 and Microsoft would be saved?
Everyone complaining right now would say, "Well, it's exactly like windows 7... I don't need windows 8". Everyone screams revolution and change, yet when they have to live with it, it's just excuse after excuse of why they hate It. Never addressing the real issue, in that, people just dislike change. Plain and simple.
Second off, PC sales are down, in general. It has nothing to do with operating systems. So one of the largest ways a windows OS gains traction (by bundling with OEM's) has become irrelevant.
Originally Posted by perfectblade
sure but they are trying to sell pcs by using a gimmick that has the negative side effect of increasing costs. touch laptop sales speak for themselves, both oems and ms have been disappointed with them
PC sales have been down. Touch screen laptops or not. Any attempt at innovation is going to incur increased costs, it's just a risk that companies have to take. It's so easy to sit there and say "wow they are so dumb touch screens pff, new start menu pff". What do you propose they do? How do they turn around the struggling PC market? They can't just sit there selling the same old OS and desktops/laptops quarter after quarter, or they will slowly die.Edited by Ultracarpet - 3/26/13 at 8:42am