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post #21 of 198
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I've been booting straight to desktop and have had a Start button with classic Start menu that are just as functional as W7's since August. Nothing for anyone to get excited about rofl. If anyone hasn't adopted Windows 8 by now, they honestly have no reason to even with this update, as they've had the ability to do this themselves for almost a year -___-

W7 is more functional than W8. no one needs to fix what is not broken
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post #22 of 198
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and able to turn off metro? rolleyes.gif

....Users who dislike the new Modern UI/Metro interface will also be able to boot right to the desktop.....
post #23 of 198
lol try again Microsoft, you're almost there.
post #24 of 198
But the point is, how is Windows 8 better? Is it the fact that NEW = BETTER?
I still haven't been given an essay on why is it better, your just forcing it down my throat, and I'm telling you it is not.
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post #25 of 198
Good start.

Any word on them adding an option boot directly into the desktop?
post #26 of 198
No start menu though? It takes less than a second on W7 for me to click my start button, move my mouse a couple hundred pixels up, and launch one of my pinned programs. I can even directly launch one of my Steam games through the pinned sub-menu. Start screen is just lame and adds an extra layer of complexity to the workflow. My desktop PC will never (at least I hope not) have a touchscreen. There's no point in forcing a touchscreen UI on a market that clearly doesn't require it.

Of course, I'm only complaining because I'm on the internet with nothing better to do. Clearly I'm wrong since the masses just love this new UI. rolleyes.gif
post #27 of 198
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Good start.

Any word on them adding an option boot directly into the desktop?

it's in the title.
 
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I loling so hard right now lachen.gif ....the beta......the beat version of 8 had it......had it right there.....and they pulled it out......they also did not allow that hack that was released later to add it back in to work anymore by releasing a patch or something......and now THIS!!!.....un.....freaking.....believable doh.giflachen.gif.
    
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post #29 of 198
Windows to Go is a nice concept as well. I never tried it though.

i think at the very least W7 is equal to W8 in terms of functionality.
 
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wow, there are people who still don´t know "classic shell"? wow, that is lame
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