The Windows Start Menu is an abomination that we have all had ample time to get used to - ask anyone new to Windows.
Nothing wrong with the start menu, it have improved over the years.
My computer is set up so that the software i use the most is ont he taskbar, I love the way I can put the icons on the taskbar in windows 7. a bit like the Mac dock, but not as good.
Other software which i use less often are snapped onto the start menu
I hate icons on the desktop, a waste of time.
The next evolutionary step for computing devices is to get rid of the mouse and the keyboard. Touch-screens do the former admirably and the latter partially. Virtual keyboards are simply a stop-gap and will largely be replaced with voice recognition.
Touch screen is useless on a desktop or laptop computer. you got to have small fingers to use menus with touch screens and your arm aches.
Virtual keyboards are also a waste of time, I can just imagine a touch typist using one, not
Oh yeah voice recognition, works fantastic, which is why every one is using it, again not.
for years we have been told we will be talking to our computers, no keyboards or mouse just tell it what we want it to do. Still not happened,
Dragon is pretty good, not still no where near good enough, it is a gimmick
Microsoft are not innovators and never have been. They know that they cannot beat Apple for style and innovation and, unlike other companies, will not even try to do so. All they have to do is play keepy-uppy and produce a usable OS for tablet PCs that:
- Is as good as or better than Android
- Can be sold at a reasonable price
- Will run Windows applications
Tablets are a gimmick as well and will either die out or sell less, many people are still buying computers with keyboards, be it laptops, netbooks or a full blown desktop.
Tablets are fine for browsing the net and watching some videos but that is their limits.
They will also need to produce a decent tranche of native apps to replace traditional Windows applications. The real challenge will be to make sure that native apps inter-operate seamlessly with Windows apps and other services such as e-mail, calendars and mobile phones.
and this is the whole reason why MS is doing this change over to get into the mobile phone market because so far they have failed and I think they will fail again, for the smart phone market Android and Apple have got the market.
i like the Android phones to be honest, certainly my HTC, the only problem is Google,, I will never have another MS phone and I got no interest in tablet to be honest, I like real computers, something can do more than one thing without creaking
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.