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Take away the Metro UI, Win 8 is a winner.

crazyea

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I dislike the Metro UI in place of the start menu, plus I dont care for th apps at all. I am getting used to it though, only time will tell if I will actually begin to like/prefer it. also, having trouble finding things I used to find easily is annoying. Google is my friend!

- I like the search. It works great.
- I think the parent control changes are very good.
- The Task Manager is fantastic.
- It's snappy, and I'm running it on a P4 3.2 system with onboard graphics, a laptop HD and 2 GB of Ram.
- It boots very quickly.
 

Perineum

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Why they keep changing things locations all the time boggles my mind.

It does not make it easier for anyone.
 

crazyea

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I dont mind some change. Some of this feels like they had multiple teams, none of which were speaking to each other.

They should have marketed the metro ui + apps as a stand alone product to the desktop market, but included it in the tablet os.
 

Bloodystumps

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$5 bucks to have it work like it did or should LOL

I see no reason to abandon win 7 so I`ll wait for 9 or 10 but by then I should have no need for a pc since gaming has gone console
 

sswilson

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Latest update to Start8 looks wicked. Still refuse to use Win8 though.

Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu
$5 bucks to have it work like it did or should LOL

I see no reason to abandon win 7 so I`ll wait for 9 or 10 but by then I should have no need for a pc since gaming has gone console
yeah, I will not be going back to the bad old days of having to pay extra for a third party app in order to be able to do basic functions in a reasonable fashion.

It'll be interesting to see how they report sales, I'm betting it'll all be OEM driven, and include the "free" upgrade to win8 they'll be paying people to take.
 

chrisk

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I liked Win8 as well, except for Metro.

I'll pay the money for the OS and a start menu app if it works better than Win 7. As much as it annoys me that MS is forcing Metro on upgraders, I am not about to leave a good OS on the table out of principle alone.
 

crazyea

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I cant even justify a start menu app. I just remove all of the stuff I dont like and populate the start page with programs I use. All other can be accessed using the start page + right click + all apps. Beyond that search.

Win shortcuts as well.

Windows key - Start Menu
Win + c - Sidebar
Win + w - Search "settings"
Win + f - Search "files"
Win + q - Search "apps/programs"
Win + x - Admin tools
 

muse108dc

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Eh, for the most part Win7 does all those things for me without having to buy a new OS. I doubt theres actually enough for there apart from metro to justify a new OS, only fairly minor things were changed really in regards to the actual Windows part of the OS.

I admit that it is metro that I hate and dislike. Everything is wrapped up in that mostly. The closing of the platform, the forcing touch onto pcs and laptops, the loss of star menu, etc.

edit: Just so I'm clear, I am disagreeing with you, I dont think even without metro Win8 would be worth the upgrade.
 

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