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Looks great. Now if only ASUS would release a Haswell refresh of the Transformer Book!
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wish i had a touch screen
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Now THIS is cool. Love the small tile sizes:P
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awesome.....looks very easy to use....................WITH A TOUCHSCREEN!!!
Please don't turn this into another one of those threads.
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If I had a tablet, then sure this would all be useful..

But for my work desktop, I just don't see it. Windows 7 is here to stay as far as I'm concerned.

I am glad though, to see Microsoft budging down a bit.
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Nah this is awesome for my desktop, especially those tile sizes. At this point, if you're not already riding with Win8, you might as well wait until the next OS drops, but the features they added are pretty ill and I can already tell it's gonna better my experience.
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Stop, you guys.

Just stop.

We know that you get scared and upset when things change, but you have to get over it for now.

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I think this looks absolutely awesome. I'm pretty sure the improvements to the start screen (along with the ability to boot to the desktop) have convinced me to uninstall startisback.

Seriously, the small tile size allows you to make the start screen more efficient than the start menu EVER was. I'd be 110% sold on the start screen if they'd do just a few more things:

1) They should add live tile functionality to some key desktop "apps", namely the Explorer libraries (I love the mini-slideshow in the Photos app, but the app itself breaks my workflow too much)

2) There should be an option to add a tile group that automatically shows recent programs.

3) We need some integrated shut down/sleep/restart buttons on the start screen, because it's still a chore to reset a PC using Win8.

All in all, I couldn't be more excited. I'll continue ignoring most of the metro apps, but the start screen itself looks fantastic now.
    
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OMG Start Button @ 2.12
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OMG Start Button @ 2.12

Yeah I'm not sure how much of a difference this makes. I feel like MS put it there just to shut the "BRING THE START BUTTON BACK" crazies up.

The button will STILL launch the Metro start screen. The only difference is it's now visible and your mouse cursor no longer has to go to the corner of the screen (even though I'm sure it does anyway whenever people click the traditional start screen button...). I really hope they make this configurable. The additional task bar space was appreciated.

I quickly became accustomed to launching the start screen with the Windows key on my keyboard at work.
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sweet, good to see that multitask screen is more useful now. The search bar just got WAYYY better.

Not sure if people realized this, but when you search, you type in what you want, then you can click on which app you want to find that in. Soo much faster than opening up the app to some home page then starting the search there. Type in Tank, click IE and you'll find tanks, type in Tank and click on Netflix, and it'll instantly search any movies with Tank in the name. Takes out more unnecessary steps
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What would be really nice is Metro running in a windowed app with border art to show a Lumia 900 or a Surface Tablet. Optionally full screen. Then the Metro lovers could just start that app and live Metro all day. I will remove the icon from my Desktop first thing.
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