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Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
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User Rank: Ninja
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.
User Rank: Strategist
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.
User Rank: Apprentice
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.
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