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So they're just moving the live tiles to a smaller area in order to appease idiots who get confused by a full screen menu?

I hope this is optional. The start screen is perfect for me; I don't need to pretend I'm using Windows 7 in order to enjoy Windows 8.
    
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

As long as I can use that style start menu at my desktop but force the Windows button to show the full-screen start menu on my Surface Pro, we'll be happy. smile.gif

The Windows 8/8.1 style start screen works great for a touchscreen like the Surface and I would hate to have to navigate this new menu on a touchscreen.
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post

So they're just moving the live tiles to a smaller area in order to appease idiots who get confused by a full screen menu?

I hope this is optional. The start screen is perfect for me; I don't need to pretend I'm using Windows 7 in order to enjoy Windows 8.

These! Agreed!
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Microsoft always does this, one step forward, two steps back.
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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset View Post

This I like and could deal with , is it worth getting 8.1 or is windows 9 due out this year ?

According to the Verge article, this isn't apart of the 8.1 update coming out, so most likely will not be able to get it until Windows 9.
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Thread Starter 
In case someone wants to watch it the keynote where this was announced can be found here: http://channel9.msdn.com/?wt.mc_id=build_hp

And our thread on it is here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1478475/microsoft-build-2014-keynote-and-news
 
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As long as they don't still have the dumb fullscreeen metro apps I'm sold!
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Yeah, hopefully Microsoft will let us keep the Metro start menu if we don't have a touchscreen. I have gotten used to it.

I would like to at least try the new start menu though.

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post #19 of 423
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post

So they're just moving the live tiles to a smaller area in order to appease idiots who get confused by a full screen menu?

I hope this is optional. The start screen is perfect for me; I don't need to pretend I'm using Windows 7 in order to enjoy Windows 8.

If they remove something you like, you simply don't have to buy and use it. tongue.gif
post #20 of 423
A proper start menu and the ability to run Win 8 apps in the desktop environment inside their own windows. Yes!! They took their sweat time but it looks like M$ got their head out of their behinds and will give their users what they want.
    
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