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post #11 of 14
Start Menu 8 > Classic Shell. I've used them both on various laptops.

Unfortunately, no matter what you do though, metro is always there, standing menacingly in the background.
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post #12 of 14
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No wait what. It's a new way of interface. I don't blame microsoft for the change since they had stick to the startmenu from 3.11. Because some guys are oldfashion lovers they won't change it. But practical there is no need for an update, windows 7 will be suported with updates for a long time. Let's see. They make a better os or users will rush into linux. If the classic desktop pc even survive the next decade. My magic ball see's a change from desktopcomputers to portable devices for the next decade. so possible gaming on android/arm could be a thing. If not the entire market dies out and we gonna stick to consoles hooked up with keyboards at home.
post #13 of 14
Your magic ball seems to be stuck in 1996, The win8 metro interface is based off the portable device UI's that we have moved toward for 20+ years now....
I do not believe that desktops will be obsolete and replaced by some handheld device. I believe you will NEVER have the current state of the art technology at full power/potential in some handheld, bottlenecked tricorder. Tech R&D has not, does not, and will never work that way. No matter how you look at it, Larger components due to a myriad of reasons will always be bigger, better, and faster.
post #14 of 14
People complain due to metro but they don't realize it was a must to do for microsoft. I don't like it and I am confident they will improve it but let's face it sooner or later desktops will disappear. 10 years every one had a desktop now I don't know any friend that have one.
Win7 was easy to use, it had pretty much what every previous OS had. Now you get something completely new, it's normal that you need an adaptation period. My father was complaining initially but eventually he now use it like he did with xp.
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