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A few features I like:

Settings sync (I will never have to manually show hidden files or hidden extensions ever again! yay! also all my wallpapers and stuff)
New Task Manager
Ribbon in explorer (Yes, I like ribbon, I thought it looked terrible and then I used it and I will never go back to Office prior to ribbon)
Faster boot times
Metro (on my Surface Pro, I don't use it on my desktop; though there are some quirks I'd like to see fixed in 8.1)
Win+X/Right click lower left corner (I love this menu, I barely ever have to navigate the control panel in Win 8 now)

So I think there's certainly places it's more functional than Windows 7, and none of the changes from start menu to screen have impacted my normal workflows.

I like it better, maybe you don't. So bananas.

Plus better multiscreen functionality. more secure. And settings sync is pretty awesome. Even after reinstalling W8, most of my settings are already applied on first boot. I don't claim that W8 is a godsend or anything, but it does improve on W7. As for UI preferences...that is purely personal choice IMHO.
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Well of course they were gonna put it back
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wow, there are people who still don´t know "classic shell"? wow, that is lame

I think most people just don't want to have to pay more just to get functionality that was previously free. It can't be difficult for MS to just give users a choice, Metro-styled start screen or Classic start menu. Seriously, they had no issue with this when they changed from the old Windows 95 'Classic' style to the one Vista and 7 uses. They gave users the choice.
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I think most people just don't want to have to pay more just to get functionality that was previously free. It can't be difficult for MS to just give users a choice, Metro-styled start screen or Classic start menu. Seriously, they had no issue with this when they changed from the old Windows 95 'Classic' style to the one Vista and 7 uses. They gave users the choice.

pay what??

laziness for not googling

but sure, start menu and disable metro should be options in windows, i doné care how many wonderfull things they include, they must give options

it`s like the great pc ports capped at 30fps, sure, every pc gamer loves that, please do it in all games dear game porters
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pay what??

laziness for not googling

but sure, start menu and disable metro should be options in windows, i doné care how many wonderfull things they include, they must give options

it`s like the great pc ports capped at 30fps, sure, every pc gamer loves that, please do it in all games dear game porters

Forgive me for having more productive things to do than Google something I'll never have a need for. Last I had heard all of the shell add-ons weren't freeware; I wasn't aware someone had made one. Good for them, free options are nice.
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I hated the Start Menu so I'm glad it didn't make a return. After using W8 for 9 months, I don't see myself going back.
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You feeling that WIndows 7 is more functional that Windows 8 is your opinion, which you are of course entitled to have.

Why is your OS not listed?
Why is W8 more functional to you than W7?
No one has explained why W8 > W7?
I heard you the first time, no need to repeat yourself.

Once you answer those questions and not dodge facts, then I'll say why W7 is more functional than W8.

Why is your OS not listed?

Mine is, I know that was for Griz.

Why is W8 more functional to you than W7?

-My settings are synced between any W8 device I use. I can log in on a customer's W8 laptop and work on what is basically my home desktop.
-Better SSD performance. MUCH faster booting. Slightly faster file transfers.
-MUCH more secure low-level memory security.
-File History feature has nice improvements over W7 that make it a bit more practical to use.
-And best of all, especially to anyone in the IT field: TRUE plug and play printer functionality. I set up 20+ printers on networks throughout a multi-level organization within mere minutes. Anyone in the IT field knows what a nightmare printer-related jobs have always been.
-Nothing was lost from W7. Classic Shell is a laughably easy fix to undo the new UI if you don't like it, and it even gives you more customization than the "normal" W7 start menu. This is one thing that really annoys me when people say W8 lacks customization because you can't choose to have the classic Start button and menu. How does it lack customization? You can download a totally third party application that lets you completely customize the Start button and menu to your liking, more so than you could have if Microsoft gave you such option. If you're supposedly so much into customization, you should be using such a third party application to begin with (people even use it on W7 rofl). That said, if nothing is worse, and a few things are even just slightly better, what reason could anyone have to NOT upgrade? Inb4 upgrade cost. It was ridiculously cheap for quite a while, still is pretty affordable, and is easily obtainable for free if you're in any IT-related field, whether you work for an IT firm or you are in school for any computer-related major.
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Why is your OS not listed?

Mine is, I know that was for Griz.

Why is W8 more functional to you than W7?

-My settings are synced between any W8 device I use. I can log in on a customer's W8 laptop and work on what is basically my home desktop.
-Better SSD performance. MUCH faster booting. Slightly faster file transfers.
-MUCH more secure low-level memory security.
-File History feature has nice improvements over W7 that make it a bit more practical to use.
-And best of all, especially to anyone in the IT field: TRUE plug and play printer functionality. I set up 20+ printers on networks throughout a multi-level organization within mere minutes. Anyone in the IT field knows what a nightmare printer-related jobs have always been.
-Nothing was lost from W7. Classic Shell is a laughably easy fix to undo the new UI if you don't like it, and it even gives you more customization than the "normal" W7 start menu. That said, if nothing is worse, but a few things are better, what reason could anyone have to NOT upgrade?

This! ^
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Hmm... I might upgrade to Windows 8 this year since I can get a legal copy for free. Why argue over something as simple as an Operating System? They aren't meant to suit everyone.
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Hmm... I might upgrade to Windows 8 this year since I can get a legal copy for free. Why argue over something as simple as an Operating System? They aren't meant to suit everyone.

The only thing I argue are against people that have this mind-boggling belief that Windows 8 is somehow inferior, when they probably tried it for a few days and only base their decision off its lack of a classic Start button and menu. To refuse making the upgrade to a better performing and more secure OS over it not having such (which is, again, very easily replaced) is just ridiculous lol. The problem we pick at isn't about people not wanting to upgrade, it's about why they don't want to; no one that is a PC enthusiast has given a GOOD reason why they don't want to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8. The only argument I've ever seen is "give me the classic Start menu and I'll get it." Ok? *Hands you a link to Classic Shell, Start 8, and a plethora of other options that give you an even better Start menu*
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