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Not having a start menu (as opposed t a jumbled mess of tiles) is precisely why this interface is completely unusable by me.

so basicly you say that it better/faster for you to go throw menus to find the program u want to run rather then having a tile of the program linked to start (and instead of searching for the program you just click on the tile to run it ,looks much faster to me)
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multi screen funcunalitiy
no need to search for programs in start (link the program to metro for easy access)
right click on the location of "start" have maney fast access links
buildin programs for stuff like PDF (no more need for adobe) ,camera (dosnt need to search for some programs to use my laptop camera) ,mutil account mail program and so on
hyper-v thumb.gif

Not having a start menu (as opposed t a jumbled mess of tiles) is precisely why this interface is completely unusable by me.
Only jumbled if you don't sort them. wink.gif
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Dumb questions for you and any other user who's enjoyed the Windows 8 experience.

Has Windows 8 improved functionality and productivity over Windows 7? If so, how?

An example of a previous post.
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Windows 8 has no new features beyond what Windows 7 can do?

So I can log into any Windows 7 PC in the world and my background, theme, installed applications, settings, open internet tabs, passwords, favourites, "most visited sites" shortcuts, entire music library etc will automatically sync will it?

I can go to a dedicated Windows 7 app store to find apps developed to take advantage of my hybrid computers can I?

I have native hyper-v/iso mounting on Windows 7 do i?

Hmmm.

And you're saying my four year old nephew can safely browse an app store and download as many games as he wants without me having to worry on a Windows 7 pc? And that setting his account to child account automatically gives me weekly updates about his usage?

And when I do a "windows button and type" search, I can search within my music/video/encyclopedia programs without needing to launch any of them first in WIndows 7?

I can open a sidebar within a pdf reader/document viewer/internet browser that allows me to instantly share that content in a variety of ways from within that program in Windows 7 can I?

I can have an app like Appygeek (the BEST tech news app imo) auto update me about news as soon as it is posted in Windows 7 can I?

I can use the snapped metro version of remote desktop in Windows 7 to view multiple remote desktop computers in real time without interfering with my normal computer use?


I don't believe you ¬_¬
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i have an audio program that's both windows and os x. through usb one can be hook up all sorts of midi hardware. on os x one can just get an app and use an iphone as a midi controller. that eliminates a $100-400 midi hardware. windows and android are behind in that aspect. even if android does catch up with the apps it's gonna be a long time before google really competes with apple.
i'm just disappointed and frustrated with windows/microsoft. microsoft is like the govt. it's too big and out of touch with the people. i remember numbers came out that windows 8 did worse than vista. then 2 weeks later microsoft made up numbers of how it's actually doing better than windows 7. then a few weeks later which is now they're going to release windows 8.1 because they listened to the users... smh.


intel and microsoft are out of touch with us and other companies need to step up to either wake them up or take their place.
    
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i have an audio program that's both windows and os x. through usb one can be hook up all sorts of midi hardware. on os x one can just get an app and use an iphone as a midi controller. that eliminates a $100-400 midi hardware. windows and android are behind in that aspect. even if android does catch up with the apps it's gonna be a long time before google really competes with apple.
i'm just disappointed and frustrated with windows/microsoft. microsoft is like the govt. it's too big and out of touch with the people. i remember numbers came out that windows 8 did worse than vista. then 2 weeks later microsoft made up numbers of how it's actually doing better than windows 7. then a few weeks later which is now they're going to release windows 8.1 because they listened to the users... smh.


intel and microsoft are out of touch with us and other companies need to step up to either wake them up or take their place.

Which Intel, you mean the Intel currently working their backsides off to meet the rising importance of long range portability in mobile devices in the phone, tablet and laptop space? And are already looking set to really take it to the other chip manufacturers who were overshadowing them in the aforementioned areas?

The intel who with their clovertrail/baytrail and future chips have made arm based solutions to super mobile Windows 8 devices seem irrelevant?

I think you'll find that it is you who is out of touch with what is actually happening in the markets.


And yes, they are listening to the users of Windows 8 to make the experience better via 8.1. That doesn't mean they're going to listen to the people who essentially want the new OS to be Windows 7 with a service pack.

As if that would somehow stop the tablet market and non Windows mobile computing environments eating into the overall computing market in which desktops/laptops used to be the only competitors just a few years ago. As if that would remove the fact that soon after Windows 7 launched, many devices that eliminated the need for a computer to do computer related tasks become super popular. Something that wasn't even a factor to consider even during the "Vista years".

They're putting resources into improving Windows 8 for Windows 8 users in order to develop and refine the experience (aka what any software developer does), not wasting money turning Windows 8 into Windows 7 for people who could simply install WIndows 7 if they want it, which is a smarter move imo.
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grizzle you've just give in to intel. which we all are gonna have to anyway...
    
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So - in a nutshell - they've finally changed this from a cel-phone OS to a desktop OS. I can't tell if I'm supposed to applaud them or scold them. It's like when an addict gets clean; Do I praise him for getting clean or do I condemn him because he did drugs in the first place?
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So - in a nutshell - they've finally changed this from a cel-phone OS to a desktop OS. I can't tell if I'm supposed to applaud them or scold them. It's like when an addict gets clean; Do I praise him for getting clean or do I condemn him because he did drugs in the first place?
Cell-phone OS? Please.

Maybe Tablet OS, but not really.
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So - in a nutshell - they've finally changed this from a cel-phone OS to a desktop OS. I can't tell if I'm supposed to applaud them or scold them. It's like when an addict gets clean; Do I praise him for getting clean or do I condemn him because he did drugs in the first place?

Something tells me you were far more interested in trying to type something you consider to consist of whit (maybe for internet props) than to actual understand or contribute meaningfully at all.

You didn't do very well imo.
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So - in a nutshell - they've finally changed this from a cel-phone OS to a desktop OS. I can't tell if I'm supposed to applaud them or scold them. It's like when an addict gets clean; Do I praise him for getting clean or do I condemn him because he did drugs in the first place?
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