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To little and to late for Windows 8. Its well known to have an extremely bad reputation with consumers. Get away from 8 and have a do over with 9. Hope they learned their lesson. Probably not though.
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Well, it's pretty safe to assume metro will be a part of Windows in some capacity for the foreseeable future. This is a good compromise as shown by the now majority saying "Hey, now this I can deal with".

Don't be ridiculous. Why should I compromise? Lol, were both talking about interface right?
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"Start menu is back" to the tune of Sexy Back by JT biggrin.gif
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I love that people assume that this is the real reason windows 8 sucks. Not every single part of that god awful interface.
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It's kind of like Windows 8 was the new Vista: MS had to break a bunch of things and realize how badly they screwed up before they could get the OS to work right. Anyway if this new Start Menu is for real, good.
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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.

Given the way they dug their heels in so hard and were all like "Lalalalala! We can't heeeeear yoooou!" it's a very welcome change to see them actually responding to negative feedback.
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...But I'm sure I'm not the only one that reduces my Win7 icons, start menu, taskbar etc to the smallest possible size...

You're not. I use small icons on the task bar and reduced the desktop icons down to at least 50% smaller.
     
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Goes to make one OS to rule them all, winds up releasing three minor variations.
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That's you bro... There's no PEBKAC over here. Get off that high horse smile.gif.

So, what is it then? If it's not PEBKAC then why don't I ever get nor have ever seen a virus that somehow disables the start button from working? It's clearly related to the user here.
    
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My main problems with Metro is that the start screen looks absolutely awful on a high res, large monitor like my 1440p Catleap and the fact that the desktop looks ugly as sin.

The start screen is awful though. I've been through tons of DEs in Linux, all customized in different ways. I'm not one to complain about change.

But the start screen is awful. It breaks your workflow. If you have a download or install going in the background, you have to completely ignore it just to look at a start screen.

But the worst part of all, is that there is less information and less items stored on the start screen than on the start menu. So you have something that takes up more space, solves no problems, and does less

Click the start menu on W7 or something, and you have access to recently launched programs, all your storage, control panel, private file shortcuts (organized by type), and power options.

Click on start screen in W8 and you have recently used programs. Power options are hidden somewhere else in settings. I couldn't even find the device manager.

I don't have this problem with other DEs. KDE makes it really easy to find all of this stuff. Gnome is just as good as well. So are the smaller DEs like XFCE. Metro is an abomination where they keep hiding things from users because Microsoft thinks you don't need to access those features.

And the worst part is, is that they don't do it in a sort of "well if you move your mouse to the corner and press a key, you get the control panel back", it's more of a "we split the control panel and start menu up into 50 different things and scattered them across the OS interface, LETS PLAY A GAME!"

However I get the feeling MS is doing this more of a way to make desktop users tolerate Metro and it's flood fill graphics so that when MS comes out and announces DX 12 only works on W8.1 or newer that the internet doesn't go completely psycho.
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