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zman58
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6/3/2013 | 4:21:53 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
Better approach,
Get Linux Mint install disk. When asked, checkbox the option to overwrite *all contents on the hard drive*--thereby deleting Windows forever from the system.

Complete the Linux Mint installation...it takes only a few minutes...

There, now you have an extremely powerful and usable system with no restrictions. You also have a desktop GUI that is very easy to use. And you have free updates and free new releases with community support.
zman58
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zman58,
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6/3/2013 | 4:16:04 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
Why wait? Go there now and get Linux. The sooner the better and you will be far ahead. Once you get there you will never look back--your IT world will change for the better.
zman58
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zman58,
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6/3/2013 | 4:13:18 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
Has it ever been about what the customer wants? Once you read the EULA, it becomes very clear as to what it really is all about. It has nothing to do with what you prefer as a customer.
zman58
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zman58,
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6/3/2013 | 4:11:03 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
Sony is not any better. They will take your blood if you let them.
DDURBIN1
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6/3/2013 | 2:02:01 PM
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" Leblond promises that this group (mouse/key board users) has not been forgotten", so why was this group forgotten to begin with? Close to a billion desktop PCs with key boards and mice in the world and Microsoft forgot about them? How to shoot yourself in the head by Bill Ballmer.
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6/3/2013 | 1:54:59 PM
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Ballmer is absolutely determined to make the Metro strategy work as it's the best strategy to make the most money from the Zune store. At least with Vista the PC manufactures offered "downgrades" for XP but M$ has killed the Win7 OEM licenses to eliminate the choice. More people are going to go Apple and Google instead...just might kill M$.
DDURBIN1
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6/3/2013 | 1:45:47 PM
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I see M$ resistance to a real Win7 functioning Start button in Win8 desktop computers pushing more consumers toward Apple and Google products in the PC world. Its only a matter of time before the same thing occurs in business as they won't opt for the massive retrain cost. So go ahead M$, you just keep doing what you're doing.
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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6/3/2013 | 1:38:21 PM
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There are plenty of Word compatible third party apps on iTunes and Google Play. No need to use pop's computer once he's got a iPad or Android tablet.
DDURBIN1
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6/3/2013 | 1:35:17 PM
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Its about what M$ thinks will make them more money not about what customers would prefer. M$ doesn't want to give the user a real choice as its afraid we won't choose Metro where the Zune store resides.
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6/3/2013 | 1:31:36 PM
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M$ just can't help themselves can they.
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