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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Actually, yes. They take up far less screen real estate, for starters.

Screen real estate is not an issue in 2014
    
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Screen real estate is not an issue in 2014

Ofcource it is if I'm slapped in face with a full-screen weather or clock at 10 megapixels and ~2 meter diagonal when I'm in the middle of something else.

And all that bcos some crappy little thing had still a metro app as default or my computer thought I was doing a "magic gesture" while in reality I was just hovering my mouse around trying to decide what to play next.
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Ofcource it is if I'm slapped in face with a full-screen weather or clock at 10 megapixels and ~2 meter diagonal when I'm in the middle of something else.

And all that bcos some crappy little thing had still a metro app as default or my computer thought I was doing a "magic gesture" while in reality I was just hovering my mouse around trying to decide what to play next.
It's very distracting to see everything you're working on get swapped out for an app launcher. On a phone that's a necessary evil, but on a desktop it's just a stupid design choice.
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I've made a good bit of money (and friends) by "fixing" Win8 computers. biggrin.gif

That makes two of us thumb.gif

Told my friends that I usually maintain their PC's for, that if their running Win 8, I will not offer anymore support to them. (I offer help for very little money being as how their all my pals) Which I didn't have to say that to them in the first place being as how every one of them was like "OMG THIS IS NOT THE WINDOWS I WANT - HELP!" lol...

But, then you find the odd user here and there that prefers Win 8. That's fine. Just don't ask me to fix your computer. I'm not wasting a second on a machine with that OS. The machine is in risk of me throwing it out their house in a nerd rage of insanity. tongue.gif

The only "fix" I would offer is a downgrade to Win 7.

    Same here, except that I leave Windows 8 on the machine for repeat business. tongue.gif  So there's three of us here so far. smile.gif
 
 
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I still have not figured out why people smarter than me can't figure out Windows 8... I guess I am not as dumb as I thought.

    It's not quite that simple.  There are actually two categories here: Those (like me) who have figured out Windows 8, find it to be unintuitive and don't like it; and then the (usually elderly) users that simply aren't computer savvy who get lost in the fullscreen interface, or get lost between the two interfaces.
 
 
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How is it then possible for Windows 7 to gain more market share than Windows 8 - if what was mentioned few posts back is true. While Steam is far from being the most accurate indicator in steam HW survey it seems Win 8.1 is slightly gaining although Mac OS latest revision seem to have gained half a percent more last month (and there is pretty large drop in Win XP share surprise - surprise). Click to see picture (Click to show)
Then again I would not read a lot into that graph as it's relative share - we do not know the number of systems in that survey nor that how many "new" computers emerged in there over the past month.

Anyway as it stands win 8 with all it's versions is approx ~23 % of the market according that survey (and windows is ~95% of OP systems installed, although I believe in there also Linux systems running Steam through WINE report as some windows revision).

    Yeah, the Steam statistics are from a special market sector, specifically gamers.  A much more representative graph would be this one from StatCounter.com:


 
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Screen real estate is not an issue in 2014

If you have over a hundred programs, most of which get used once in a while, screen real estate most certainly is an issue, especially if you have several windows already opened. And don't suggest using Search; not everyone (including me) can remember the names of all programs. Also, a vertically organized list of static links is much easier to navigate than a bunch of horizontally organized tiles of varying sizes, some live, some not.
     
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At this rate it looks like 8 is gonna overtake 7 sometime in the 2040's. biggrin.gif
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Screw this... I'm gonna say it, the start menu was never actually good... When was it ever "GOOD" ?

I am on windows 7... I barely use it ... Who claimed the start menu was good?
    
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I liked the start menu only as an app launcher because I hate having anything but the recycle bin on my desktop. That's why I like the start screen so much better; plenty of real estate to organize everything exactly as I want it and the live tiles give info at a glance which makes me almost forget about rainmeter...
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Also, your attempts to predict my personal life are getting very sad. So far in your mind I'm some gaming teenager and now I'm also a recovering drug addict. As sad as it is that you need to continue to lash out so personally over such a trivial computer problem, it is not nearly as sad as your fantasy scenario being true and that drug addicted gamer teenager is more apt at signing into a VPN then you.

The rehab part was a joke at the level of competence that takes place in rehab centers where the "students" are taught how to use a computer(for future employment). It was not drug related
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It looks weird and cluttered.. I think I'll stick to Win7/LinuxMint for a while
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