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There are other ways to make a unified experience without the Start menu as it is in Windows 7 and earlier. The Start menu - along with an always visible taskbar - is one of them. It works. Give people options, and above all, make Windows 8 a unified experience, not two OSes badly glued together.

Not sure why you continue responding to him, but I applaud your tenacity.
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1. Install Windows 8 Pro
2. Install Startisback
3. You now have Windows 7.5
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There are other ways to make a unified experience without the Start menu as it is in Windows 7 and earlier. The Start menu - along with an always visible taskbar - is one of them. It works. Give people options, and above all, make Windows 8 a unified experience, not two OSes badly glued together.

Not sure why you continue responding to him, but I applaud your tenacity.

Thanks! thumb.gif

Well, it's always amusing to confront people who think the OS is great and people should have to pay for options that were there before and made more sense than the current status quo for desktop users, all the while the company that makes the software is announcing a non insignificant fix only seven months after the release, all the while reports show they are having to lower Windows RT licensing costs, and having to bundle the keyboard with Surface RT tablets (which is what they should have always done since Office is bundled, although this promotion will only last one month).

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1. Install Windows 8 Pro
2. Install Startisback
3. You now have Windows 7.5

StartIsBack for $3, which last month added the option to show the taskbar on the Start screen, which me and other people like Peter Bright from Ars Technica have been saying, then add Decor8 for $4.99 (Windows 8.1 is supposed to make this one redundant) and especially ModernMix, which is basically what Windows 8 should work like on a desktop, for another $4.99, and you can add another few decimal points to that Windows version, perhaps even make the jump to Windows 9.
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post #134 of 160
My thoughts on this:

Microsoft is bringing back the start button but NOT the start menu. Instead when you click on the start button it will bring up the metro interface. It's a sneaky move by Microsoft to try and gather some support, it's quite disgusting.


To all the windows 8 supporters in this thread:

Windows 8 might be a decent OS but the company behind it is going in the wrong direction. If they can't even bring back the start button without a huge caveat, what faith should us IT professionals have in MS to use their system for work? I can't believe that MS continues to spit in the face of the largest purchaser of their OS, business. There's a reason we use XP on the new HP core i5 machines in the hospital that I work at, it just works and it's by far the most patched and most stable OS suitable for hospital operations.
post #135 of 160
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Thanks! thumb.gif

Well, it's always amusing to confront people who think the OS is great and people should have to pay for options that were there before and made more sense than the current status quo for desktop users, all the while the company that makes the software is announcing a non insignificant fix only seven months after the release, all the while reports show they are having to lower Windows RT licensing costs, and having to bundle the keyboard with Surface RT tablets (which is what they should have always done since Office is bundled, although this promotion will only last one month).
StartIsBack for $3, which last month added the option to show the taskbar on the Start screen, which me and other people like Peter Bright from Ars Technica have been saying, then add Decor8 for $4.99 (Windows 8.1 is supposed to make this one redundant) and especially ModernMix, which is basically what Windows 8 should work like on a desktop, for another $4.99, and you can add another few decimal points to that Windows version, perhaps even make the jump to Windows 9.

I understand where you're coming from and you're completely right. People shouldn't be paying for options that were available in W7.

I thought Startisback was free...my mistake.
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Michael Jackson.
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Microsoft is also building in a Reading List function into the Share charm for Windows 8.1. "Think of it as a place to save rich bookmarks that I want to get back to, for the entire PC," explains Harris. It's basically an extended clipboard for Windows, but it will let 8.1 users save sections within applications across all PCs. This will also eventually be available on Windows Phone.
This, actually, could be an amazingly useful and understated feature. Finally I might have an actual reason to use the charms bar, that just sits there unloved and unused.
Also very happy that installed apps won't be allowed to dump themselves automatically on my start screen, that was very honestly one of my biggest bugbears of the new start screen and should never have made it out of QA. Skydrive integration could be very interesting, but I'm not sure I can see it getting much use, due to no uptake of the OS in the business and education sectors.
All nice improvements, but I still won't be venturing into the app side of things while the desktop view exists. Even with multiple apps per screen, it is clunky at the very least, and why they will not put the taskbar on top of the start screen and apps, I will never know.
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I understand where you're coming from and you're completely right. People shouldn't be paying for options that were available in W7.

I thought Startisback was free...my mistake.

No problem, you didn't objectively make a mistake, otherwise by the way you wrote it, Windows 8 would also be free, but it's good to know that when I added the price to the stuff I mentioned to make my point clearer I gave the information you needed to change what you were thinking when you wrote the post. thumb.gif
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Reading through the article and I had to laugh when they were talking about the SkyDrive integration; not how it works, but the fact the first file was "2013 M6 Coupe user manual" and then "bank statements". The M6 Coupe starts at $109,000, so I really want to see those bank statements too. thumb.gif
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StartIsBack for $3, which last month added the option to show the taskbar on the Start screen, which me and other people like Peter Bright from Ars Technica have been saying, then add Decor8 for $4.99 (Windows 8.1 is supposed to make this one redundant) and especially ModernMix, which is basically what Windows 8 should work like on a desktop, for another $4.99, and you can add another few decimal points to that Windows version, perhaps even make the jump to Windows 9.

I use Start8 ($4.99) and ModernMix - it definitely changes the way you use Windows 8 into a more familiar experience and, as many have said, it's the way that they should've designed the OS to operate on a desktop anyway.
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