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I like the look of the new start menu, adding tiles seems like a good balance between a tradition star menu and the Modern UI menu.

I've been using Windows 8 since release (got it for $39.99 for Pro during their special) and I could never go back to 7, ever. However I've never used the Modern UI start menu extensively as I purchased Start8 and had the old fashioned menu. For my usage it's faster to use the desktop plus Start8, but if I were just gaming and browsing the internet a properly setup Modern UI menu is faster.

The new Explorer, Task Manager, and Windows Aero(pastel) are 100x times better then 7. I never used Windows Aero on 7, always switched to windows classic because its hideous and a waste of resources.

Windows 8.1 Pro is a far superior OS to Windows 7, those saying otherwise haven't used it longer then a couple days or spent the time to properly setup and tweak it to their liking.
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Can't wait for the update, at last w8 will be a nice upgrade!
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Don't get me started on the MS Account crap...or worse, "secure boot".

Both are optional.
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And while I'm on a rant-- Hey stupid people! Stop downloading and installing every single toolbar you can find! Thank you.

    Yeah, the "toolbar disease" is an amazing disease.  I frequently come upon computers that are loaded with them, and frequently they cause browser sluggishness or even instability.  Upgrading users to Mozilla Firefox has helped greatly so far.  Firefox also displays pages a little faster than Chrome and much faster than IE in my experience, on many computers and many Internet connections. thumb.gif
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there are no words... just lachen.gif
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THIS is what should have been done on desktops in the first place. This is by far the smartest thing microsoft did in the past while.

I do like metro on tablets, though. Tablets and small screens work well with metro. I think metro for touch devices, and this for non-touch. Of course, with an option to switch start menu styles.
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Lol!! I think there's some missing wink.gif
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Looks like I'll be sticking with Start8 for the foreseeable future. Why the heck did they include metro apps in the right side of the Start menu?
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Looks like I'll be sticking with Start8 for the foreseeable future. Why the heck did they include metro apps in the right side of the Start menu?

My understanding is you have the option of doing so. I am sure we will find out more once we get some useful data on it. For now, I am glad that MS finally has seen the light.
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