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Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
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AsokAsus
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AsokAsus,
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5/30/2013 | 3:50:28 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
No restored Start Menu = Microsoft is lying though their teeth about
listening to their customers. If the restored Start Button just takes a
user back to Metro, Microsoft has pretty much just spit in the faces of
their users and has indicated that it no longer has any real interest
in remaining in business, because the outrage that will be engendered by
such a move will make the anger triggered by the original Start Menu
removal look trivial.

Potential customers are waiting to see if 8.1 shows Microsoft is
listening or not. If not, then the current stall out in PC sales will be
nothing compared to what's going to occur after a
poke-you-in-the-eye-with-a-stick 8.1 is released.

Given what's coming down the pike with 8.1 and Xbox One, Steve Ballmer seems absolutely determined to kill Microsoft.
remmeler
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remmeler,
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5/30/2013 | 4:48:27 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
No reason to upgrade Windows 7 to a slightly better Windows 8 Desktop but no reason to downgrade a new Windows 8 System to Windows 7.

A couple of changes to the configuration and you can comfortably stay on Desktop until you want to go to the Modern Front End and play with it..

I run both a Windows 7 and Windows 8 System side by side every day.

No reason not to upgrade a Vista or XP system . I upgraded a retired XP at the $40 special price and it brought it back from the dead.
moonwatcher
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moonwatcher,
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5/30/2013 | 5:27:32 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
Making a "fake" START button redirect users back to the Metro screen is just playing a cruel joke on long time Windows Users. Look MS, give us desktop users a REAL START BUTTON and maybe a desktop icon for getting to the Metro tile apps screen, if we ever feel the need to waste time playing with a bunch of nearly useless apps. If I'm on a real desktop why would I want an app between me and the real web site I'm wanting use such as Facebook? These "Vista Gadgets on steroids" need a way for the user to permanently eliminate them in a desktop setting, or at least be assured they are not running in the background stealing CPU cycles.
Lord_Beavis
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5/30/2013 | 5:34:57 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
This is only a small part of the reason that I am switching to Linux. Now id someone would make an open source game system...
Lord_Beavis
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Lord_Beavis,
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5/30/2013 | 5:36:48 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
When I saw the details behind the new Xbox One's second hand games market strategy, I knew then that the 360 would be the only and last game system I bought from Microsoft. Starting to wish I had bought the PS3 instead...
Lord_Beavis
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Lord_Beavis,
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5/30/2013 | 5:38:01 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
The only way to upgrade a Vista or XP system is to go to Linux.
proberts551
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proberts551,
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5/30/2013 | 6:53:43 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
OK, I have been a Microsoft support Technician since 1989. My Son is not very computer Savy, but does fine with Windows XP. I know he would also do OK with Windows 7 because it is similar in operation. IF he needs to learn a whole new GUI format and not have the same click and go, point and shoot! Why not just get him an Apple Product? He can use any word processor for his English Major, as long as it spell checks and saves in .doc....who cares? The Gaul of Microsoft to demand it's customers learn this mess.
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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5/31/2013 | 11:52:18 AM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
So we only get a lousy button, but not the functional start menu? Does Microsoft really think people are that stupid? This is not fixing anything! The Metro screen just stinks, it is kludgy and dysfunctional, it offers zero value and makes interacting with the system a major pain in the rear. It is the most useless thing Microsoft ever added to any of their OS.
Microsoft is just utterly resistant to advice, free advice from customers that is. Bring the start menu back in 8.1 and make it so that one can eradicate anything Metro. And even then we just get a slightly better version of a castrated Win7. If this is all that Microsoft has to offer then 8.1 has the same appeal as 8.0: absolutely none!
Faye Kane, homeless brain
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Faye Kane, homeless brain,
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5/31/2013 | 9:20:58 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
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The new "start button" will connect to the Metro Start screen?

G Do they think that's funny?

Ballmer just spit in our faces, all but literally. I can see him holding his crotch and yelling "You want a Start button? I got yer start button right HERE!"

He's *got* to be bribing the board members. It's the only possible reason he's still there.

--faye kane G girl brain
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elleno,
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6/1/2013 | 1:34:27 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
Looks like Windows 7 is going to be the last version of Windows I use - Linux is in my future. What are they doing there in Balmer kindergarten?
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