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post #21 of 47
Seriously what do I need for a stupid "Charms Bar" when there already is something like a fully featured Task Bar which can perform the same popup trick when you want to hide bars. Using a full screen out-of-the-desktop world launch pad for a "start menu". It's horrible. It can all be summed up in a one-liner:

The desktop experience is CLUNKY.

Windows Red is spot on.
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This is kind of stupid. It's just taking what people have been already asking for and what people have already developed, and then throwing it into a slide show to make it look like they came up with some master plan to fix Windows.
post #23 of 47
Windows 8 is easy to work with once you enable taskbar and get use to it's nice features.

This sounds stupid but I don't notice the difference in speed between 7/8 on my rig. Currently on Windows 7 SP1 because of the old theme "Windows Classic" is something I grew up with and sucks now windows 8 can't support it (you can download theme file but it's not the same at all).

Side note. Hyper-V is pretty cool for out of the box
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How about... give people the windows 7 interface to those who want it? Instant Windows 8 sales increase and it's completely optional and based on a user profile setting.

End "windows 8 is crap" hate.
post #25 of 47
I'm sick of hearing about how Microsoft is going to fix Windows 8 when they wouldn't listen to anyone when they were developing it and only are responding because of the lack of sales and interest from consumers.
What is the purpose of Windows 8 anyway there is nothing wrong with Windows 7. Why don't they try to improve Windows 7 by adding new features and making it compatible for tablet and touch screen use.
post #26 of 47
Seems like MS is spending quite a bit of time and resources "fixing" Windows 8. I wonder if the lack of sales has anything to do with it...?

/sarcasm
post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

Article boils down to "Microsoft should buy stardock and put it in a service pack". I think if (or should I say when) the start menu option is returned to windows, that's all we really need. Nothing else they suggested is very important IMO.

Agreed. I would hardly call this a "reset", just a "revert" with a few extra UI inconsistencies thrown in to make it look even more obnoxious.
    
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To be honest, I would take the article seriously if the obvious disgruntled desktop user spent at least one slide talking about improvements away from the desktop.
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To be honest, I would take the article seriously if the obvious disgruntled desktop user spent at least one slide talking about improvements away from the desktop.

They mentioned the CP once. There's not a ton outside of the desktop I really have a problem with. The new reader and picture viewer software is crap, but that stems from Metro.
post #30 of 47
this is kind of stupid when you can just buy Startisback for 3 bucks.
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