quote: Without start button on the desktop there are only 3 ways to launch a program from desktop: 1) pin it to the taskbar, 2) create a shortcut on the desktop, or 3) start explorer, manually browse to the folder and launch executable.
quote: All your installed software will have icons on the Metro Start Screen anyway... so just.. you know, click on it?!
quote: Microsoft is turning the Metro "Start Screen" into 500 little tiles instead of an ORGANIZED Start MENU.
quote: So i have EVERYTHING in the stupid Metro Start screen? So if I want a calculator - it has a Icon there. And RDP. And GPO admin. And 20 games. And I'm calling BS on your part, or Microsoft is turning the Metro "Start Screen" into 500 little tiles instead of an ORGANIZED Start MENU. *waves BS flag*
quote: start menu organization hierarchy is actually something W8 IMPROVES on over W7. This is because you no longer have to dig deep into folder after folder trying to find the shortcut to launch the app, it is right there, organized by folder by not hidden away IN the folder.
quote: you listed do at all justify your "Windows 8 is crap" conclusion. Sadly, just like pretty much everyone who hates W8 you don't actually know why you hate it, you just hate it.
quote: I am fairly open-minded, but in the real world - most people are not... if THEY were, most people would have left Windows years ago for Linux .
quote: I believe the decision is a strategic one to get more development effort in making applications for the metro interface.
quote: [Losing] Aero I personally am fine with. While nice looking in some contexts it does waste resources without offering anything more than eye candy.
quote: Yeah, that's totally correct. Even Windows 7 is basically running on the same kernel as Windows 95. Oh, hang on a minute, no it isn't. Its a completely different operating system.
quote: Theres also tons of little improvments. Now when i delete a file or shortcut i no longer get an annoying pop up window saying "Are you sure you want to send this to the recycle bin?" It just DELETES it immediately!
quote: Also I don't see how this is in anyway like XP
quote: You do know that's a setting in Windows 7 right?