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11/17/2012 | 9:33:29 PM
re: 10 Great Windows 8 Apps
Win8 Desktop did -not- have to remove the Start button/menu... it seems obvious MS decided to force the issue of using "Modern UI". As I use Win8, I've come to appreciate the Modern UI side and Apps... but I also downloaded 'Classic Shell' to restore the Start button/menus to Desktop (it also allows skipping the Modern UI Start screen, booting somewhat directly to Desktop).
With Classic Shell, I have no problem accessing my old Desktop programs, and add/removing shortcuts, etc... and I still investigate and make increasing use of the Modern UI side, but I'm not forced to it or the confusion of using non-touch workarounds. And the Apps have limitations compared to Desktop programs... many Internet Explorer settings (shared by the App version) have to be set from within the Desktop version; Skype and TeamViewer desktop versions are more powerful (more already existing features). It still seems UNnecessary to me for MS to have removed the Start button/menus, as I come to like things about Modern UI.
MS is apparently betting touchscreens and Apps are going to supplant old mice and desktop programs a lot earlier than they should have. Perhaps they'll service pack the Desktop back to normal use, until possible improvements in Windows 9 might make a true Desktop replacement (by better incorporating Desktop). Win8 is an unfinished transition. Perhaps they should change the name to Windows Touch. There is still something to be said for mice... as the new Logitech T620 touch mouse shows.
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