Sources: Net Applications, ComputerWorld, ReadWriteWeb
quote: Windows 8 is a hybrid of a touch interface for when you want it and where it makes sense, and the traditional desktop interface for when that is where you need to work.
quote: Everything else I do, I get done on the desktop, and never, ever have any need to go into the start screen unless I want to run some metro app.
quote: (if you could leave it by pressing the Win key I wouldn't have cared).
quote: Did you really spend a good portion of your day in the start menu launching programs
quote: I just don't understand why everyone cries soooo much about the start screen. All it did was replace the start menu.
quote: Windows 8 could have given me this too, if they had kept the taskbar visible in Metro. It seems so easy and logical!
quote: In the Start Menu's "Programs" I just had 5 folders: Drivers, Office, Programming, Art, and Games. Subfolders guided me to where I wanted to go.
quote: I have over 200 games from GOG alone, each with its uninstaller and link to the manual and map, etc. Finding the correct icon in that sea of hundreds of tiles with only one level of organization is not in the same Galaxy as where the Start menu was. I don't even have any Steam games in Start anymore because then it would be thousands, all uncategorized.
quote: Categorization and a multi-tasking Start Screen that includes the taskbar. Two vital features of the old Start menu that I have trouble living without.
quote: he problem is the inexcusably moronic decision to put a cell phone UI on a desktop/laptop OS. You can point all fingers for the failure of Win8 at one issue - that UI. Despite the vocal protestations of a few, the vast majority of people think that UI is horrific. And that's why it's not making any headway...and won't.
quote: You can point all fingers for the failure of Win8 at one issue - that UI.