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If you are a student you can get Windows 8 embedded for free, or even pro if your school pays Microsoft.

https://www.dreamspark.com/

Embedded is a version meant for kiosks, however it functions just like any other version of Windows 8. Smaller install footprint because its nearly a bare-bones install.

I'm using Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro right now ^.^
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Great, now that I just got used to metro and forgot how to use the start menu, they bring it back. Curse you Microsoft!!!
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Thank you Microsoft, for listening to overwhelming consumer feedback. I feel that I can now embrace Win8.1 as my desktop OS.
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I totally agree with those against the tiles as an interface.

I get it for touch, its good, it works, great.

But I'm sure I'm not the only one that reduces my Win7 icons, start menu, taskbar etc to the smallest possible size. If I'm using a mouse and I can click on an actual pixel, why on earth would I want giant bloody buttons... If you have massive accuracy then smaller = better.
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As far as I can tell we are just being given the option of the start menu now which means that all the tile-lovers like me will still be able to use our full screen start menus. Sounds like a win for everybody! grouphug.gif
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Yes, the massive workflow changes inherent with Metro vs Aero are completely cosmetic and small. It's nothing like the entire layout changed including the loss of some features, the gain of some new ones, all of the new keyboard shortcuts, etc.
I figured it out and use 8.1 as a daily OS. It's far worse than Aero/ClassicShell is for me.

To me, your error sounds like PEBKAC..Even when I've had or repaired PCs with malware on them they've never rendered the start button useless. Occasionally a bug in Windows (That I've been getting rarely as far back as Vista's beta) prevents my mouse from clicking anything though. (It clicks behind the window, usually after right clicking something in the system tray)
I'm glad that Linux is becoming more and more of an option as time goes on, AMDs giving it proper driver support (Helping the oss drivers and making catalyst entirely user-mode. That should mean it won't break on new kernel versions) and more games/engines have Linux versions than this time last year. Even people who'd never switch should be happy as it means MS has to try harder with new features, etc in Windows.
That's you bro... There's no PEBKAC over here. Get off that high horse smile.gif.
    
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I totally agree with those against the tiles as an interface.

I get it for touch, its good, it works, great.

I'm sure I'm not the only one that reduces my Win7 icons, start menu, taskbar etc to the smallest possible size. If I'm using a mouse and I can click on an actual pixel, why on earth would I want giant bloody buttons... If you have massive accuracy then smaller = better.

Amen thumb.gif
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Choices! Aren't they wonderful?
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Better than nothing! maybe ill look into "upgrading" afterall. rolleyes.gif
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