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yay, menu looks like a proper hybrid of mobile & desktop

so is this getting put back in because balmer isnt around flaming about it? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

So much this. Way too much griping and whining about Microsoft these days....

"If they make dramatic changes, I'm not updating because I don't like them."
and
"If they didn't change anything, what's the point of upgrading?"

And then someone chimes in about Microsoft being greedy for some reason or another.... ("They're so greedy forcing me to upgrade to the next version of their product...")

They really can't win in some people's minds.

Context and source friend. You can't appease EVERYONE, but that was not the case with W8 and Metro. Previously, it was a case of MS only pleasing a SMALL MINORITY (yes that's what you Metro lovers are and no that does not mean you are smarter than anyone else for liking Metro) and largely pissing off the much, much bigger MAJORITY. This is just MS finally digging their heads out of their butts and realizing they cannot simply make a HUGE UI change mandatory and FINALLY, FINALLY digging their heads out their butts.
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As many have said, it won't be in the update that will be released next week. From the keynote i got the impression that it will come in a future update of win 8.1. They are taking their time updating win 8 and trying to fix the OS. As it stands, i don't really see Microsoft releasing a new OS next year. Also it wouldn't surprise me if they released dx12 for win 8.1.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOQY2bAQixk

According to that, right at the end we're told it will be available as an update to Windows 8.1, personally though I don't think we'll see this as part of next weeks updates as it's been planned and predefined for a long time now what it will include.
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

So much this. Way too much griping and whining about Microsoft these days....

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And then someone chimes in about Microsoft being greedy for some reason or another.... ("They're so greedy forcing me to upgrade to the next version of their product...")

They really can't win in some people's minds.

M$ used to include things like classic shell.

Remember how you could make vista looks like this for instance



People wanted choice. The option to run win 8 as an traditional desktop without metro crap. If they had simply made win 8 configurable then nobody would have complained.

But no M$ had to go with the uniformity over all platforms mentality. I does not take an genius to understand that what works for an 7" tablet does not work equally well for an workstation with three 24" monitors.
    
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FINALLY, FINALLY digging their heads out their butts.

So much this. Took them long enough.
    
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Context and source friend. You can't appease EVERYONE, but that was not the case with W8 and Metro. Previously, it was a case of MS only pleasing a SMALL MINORITY (yes that's what you Metro lovers are and no that does not mean you are smarter than anyone else for liking Metro) and largely pissing off the much, much bigger MAJORITY. This is just MS finally digging their heads out of their butts and realizing they cannot simply make a HUGE UI change mandatory and FINALLY, FINALLY digging their heads out their butts.

Metro lovers? It's called not caring. Personally, I'm above complaining about such things. I really don't care. I gravitate towards much more than just silly cosmetic changes.
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I wonder if you can make the Start Menu open just the tiles in place of the Old school windows menu and not open up a fullscreen... Now that i'd be really interested in wink.gif


Edited by hyp36rmax - 4/2/14 at 12:20pm
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I still enjoy the start page, though I love the idea of using the apps on the desktop instead of currently doing the drag and drop.
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post #60 of 423
If that mini tile start menu is custom expandable, consider me sold for my next Windows upgrade.
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