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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Thu 03-Apr-14 21:13:05
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The Start Menu is Dead


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Long live the start Menu!

It seems Satya Nadella is wasting little time reversing Bulmer's catastrophic 'innovations'.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 03-Apr-14 21:21:39
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Re: The Start Menu is Dead


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Sinofsky... not Ballmer.

Who cares, it's a start menu, I spend 0.1% of my time on the computer (if that) in the start menu. I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about.

Hopefully it will be enough to convince ignorant users that Windows 8 is good after all, but most intelligent people knew that all along! Does this really mean, let's assume Microsoft do bring this back, what will be the next thing to criticise Windows 8 on? Probably lack of Aero or something...

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Apr-14 13:22:47
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What's good about Aero, does it make users more productive?

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 04-Apr-14 19:43:29
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Re: The Start Menu is Dead


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"Windows fanboi refuses to acknowledge Windows issue / drawback / problem / fault / bug" - Shocker! wink

If you're an employee declare it. If not, please stop defending companies that don't deserve it. They need more criticism if lacking. The Start menu may or may not be a good thing per se, but to reject it because you don't use it is narrow minded.

Oh and not criticising them for one as an excuse to not criticise them on something else? Come on!
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Apr-14 07:08:00
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I don't like the tiles on the start screen, so having them in a start menu is no better. If it is possible to get away from the Modern UI look then fine, other wise may as well stay with the menu i use.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sat 05-Apr-14 12:04:22
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They did a similar thing with Office 2007 in that they got rid of the old DD menus in favour of a 'ribbon', which played hell with productivity. Great for the training sector, I'll bet.

I say keep the menu and if necessary make it an on/off option.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Apr-14 12:17:30
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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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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sat 05-Apr-14 15:01:25
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In reply to a post by Pipexer:
I learnt very quickly to cope with it, there is no reason why anyone else shouldn't be able to either.


That applies to anything, and as with anything opinions vary.

In reply to a post by Pipexer:
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...


I didn't dismiss the whole OS, but I equally don't dismiss others' negative opinions of something. If there are negative opinions, we should ask why.
Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-Apr-14 22:14:33
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But you might work for a Microsoft partner.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Apr-14 23:38:12
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In reply to a post by broadband66:
But you might work for a Microsoft partner.

I don't.

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