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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Too little, too late. If M$ had come out with this when Win 8 came out, I would have invested in copies of it instead of Win 7. I purchased three retail copies of Win 7 (only one is in use on my desktop machine; my notebook is using the OEM that came with it) once I saw what a disaster Win 8 was and I see no sense in replacing any of them with anything else until either I can no longer get compatible hardware or shortly before support ends early in 2020, especially since it meets my needs.

Agreed, the damage is done, and it's too late to save W8's reputation. This is a step in the right direction, still waiting on a way to completely disable Metro so I don't have to see it all for any reason, also not a fan of these "tiles" they need to go as well. Waiting to see how W9 shapes up.

Just built a couple machines for clients to replace their socket 478 XP machines and went exclusively with W7 after I showed them how W8 behaved they said they liked W7 due to it's familiarity to XP.
Edited by XAslanX - 4/2/14 at 11:35am
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Originally Posted by Bearybear View Post

Correct me if I've misread: but of the three links provided, The Verge states it won't be part of next week's update, yet Gizmodo and Yahoo say it will be included, so at least one of those "sources" are incorrect.

Could somebody please clarify what is actually correct?

Well it was announced less than 1h ago during the keynote so I assume we'll be getting the details soon. Some sites probably have some details wrong.

I hope it's included in the update because I do actually want to upgrade to win8. I just haven't done it (mostly on principle due to the missing start menu and touch focus of the OS).
 
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ROFL... the consumer WINS!

I still love the overcustomizability of ClassicShell over whatever they're bringing.
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I guess this is also somewhat of a "told you so" moment for the people who kept voicing their opinion about the start menu.

Now it's back because of all the complaining. drunken.gif

"Told you so" does not apply to matters of opinion.

Either way, I'm digging that start menu, but I could care less. I use keyboard shortcuts, so it all works the same to me.
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It will be included in the next Windows 8.1 update.

The one we're getting next tuesday is already online over at MSDN for download (refreshed .isos), so I doubt they've added it this fast.
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excellent news
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Well it was announced less than 1h ago during the keynote so I assume we'll be getting the details soon. Some sites probably have some details wrong.

I hope it's included in the update because I do actually want to upgrade to win8. I just haven't done it (mostly on principle due to the missing start menu and touch focus of the OS).

Agreed, the touch crap has got to go on desktop/laptop/server flavors as it has no business being there.
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Still not convinced
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"Told you so" does not apply to matters of opinion.

It does apply to the people who told that complaining was pointless and wouldn't bring the start menu back. That's what I was referring to.

As it happens complaining was a good thing after all.
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Agreed, the touch crap has got to go on desktop/laptop/server flavors as it has no business being there.

I actually like the touch stuff on ultrabooks. I've gotten used to my win8 touch ultrabook and wouldn't go back to a non touch one at this point.
 
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WOOHOO! I will finally have a reason to upgrade to W8 now! To all the people who said that MS would never, ever listen to feedback and do this, please eat a healthy dish of CROW. The people spoke and the people is what pays MS's bills. Finally they dug their heads out of their butts and listened!

This.
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