I am simply highlighting the sheer stupidity of the whole "Windows 8 is rubbish" "Microsoft making U turn" articles which revolve purely around a little feature called the start menu/screen and what Microsoft are doing with it. It is totally ridiculous!
If Microsoft bring the start menu back, depending how, I may use it on my desktop OS (I certainly won't on my Surface unless it is superior with touch screen also), but either way it doesn't matter. The start screen is excellent technology in the fact it works fine on Desktop, Server, Gaming, and Touchscreen/Handheld platforms.
I learnt very quickly to cope with it, there is no reason why anyone else shouldn't be able to either. Microsoft offer the taskbar and keyboard as other ways to launch programs, there is no need to dismiss a whole OS because something rather minor has changed.
I don't work for Microsoft...
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