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Windows 8 is just trying to combine the mobile os and desktop os into one to save them money and make it easier for cross development. If you don't want to join the W8 bandwagon I completely understand that and Windows 7 is going to be king for awhile, I just did windows 8 so I can reboot faster biggrin.gif I have the start8 button from stardock and I don't notice anything different except speed and some nicer (in my opinion) windows and a few features I can disable if I choose to. Windows 8 beats Windows 7 overall in performance (after all it it came out after Windows 7 why would it be worse?) but it is only slightly and was redoing my computer so why not? Can't go wrong with either but vista...no vista is just no...smile.gif
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Windows 8 with Start8 is an excellent combination. It's basically Windows 7 but cleaner and quicker.
    
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The fact is the start menu changed, and people hate change. The Start Menu is how people have learned to navigate windows for years. If people would take to time to read up on 8, though, it's simpler. Why browse so much? Example:

Win XP Calc - Start>Programs>Accessories>Calculator (I think)
Win 8 Calc - Start Screen>Type "Calculator" click "enter".


Put any apps you want on the start screen. Who really needs the start menu? What the HECK is the actual benefit of the old menu???
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The fact is the start menu changed, and people hate change. The Start Menu is how people have learned to navigate windows for years. If people would take to time to read up on 8, though, it's simpler. Why browse so much? Example:

Win XP Calc - Start>Programs>Accessories>Calculator (I think)
Win 7/8 Calc - Start Screen>Type "calc" click "enter".


Put any apps you want on the start screen. Who really needs the start menu? What the HECK is the actual benefit of the old menu???

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Put any apps you want on the start screen. Who really needs the start menu? What the HECK is the actual benefit of the old menu???
People are used to it. One of the reasons why they ever brought back the start button was because they overdid the "hidden" UI elements with the hot corners (and then failed to properly provide a tutorial or something to users migrating from 7).

If you look at some of the start screen changes in 8.1 a lot of the little UI things they're modifying are also because it didn't work like users expected as well. Easier access to all apps (including a desktop setting to always launch the all-apps screen), better edit mode (you can now edit/pin/unpin multiple shortcuts at once much easier), and avoiding pinning all newly installed apps by default.
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Well, Vista too, for that matter.
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As somebody who been using Vista for 7 years, I'd love to use W7.
I just need a change. A man can't live with 32 bit.
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Put any apps you want on the start screen. Who really needs the start menu? What the HECK is the actual benefit of the old menu???

because it shows you the whole file system, which makes it easier to find something sometimes, faster than typing something in sometimes if you can't find exactly what you're looking.

what's the benefit of hiding the file system? to pretend it's a mobile os i guess
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In USA, you're driving from right lane, in UK it's the opposite. Now imagine what would happen when one day authorities in USA decided to change it to left lane. That's what microsoft did with W8. They gave no time to adapt about start menu/taskbar. I dont however, think absence of start menu was the main reason not to switch to W8, Windows 7 was stable and still stable OS considering Vista. Why switch to W8 a new OS when you already have stable one ? Why switch to OS which eliminates the most basic function people are using ?

If they had include taskbar/start menu with W8 but make it 'optional' things could be different. Now majority of the people who didnt switch to W8 are waiting for update or new OS which will have the feature they wanted in W8. Adaptation and change of habits require time, you cant change the world in an hour.

The day, 3 September 1967, on which traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. biggrin.gif

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