Originally Posted by Easy Rhino
i have windows 8 RTM and i have a start menu. that guy is clearly a troll. anyway, i think microsoft knows they need to add classic start menu functionality into windows 8 and will do so at some point in time. the truth is, i don't care when they do it because i am loving windows 8 with a custom start menu.
You have A
Start Menu, not THE
Start Menu. Did you read the entire article? He was referring to a specific hack no longer working because MS blocked it, but even went on to say that you can use Start8 instead. How is he a troll?
Originally Posted by sergionography
win8 did upgrade the start menu, all the functionalities you had in the start menu are now in the new metro style interphase. whenever you install software it shows up there just like the start menu, and if you right click you have the option to uninstall or go 2 file location and what not. and it sure looks much better than the start menu
once you get used to it you will love it. i had the same complains at first untill it started growing on me. and as a design student i sure appreciate good graphics/design
I've had every version since the developer preview (except RTM, because, frankly, I'm not planning to buy it any time soon).
First, I think it looks like shit in a desktop environment. I do not like it at all. But that's a minor point.
Second, it still hampers my work flow, even though I am already used to it. I'm primarily a point and click type of guy (which is why I also like OS X. Espose is a Godsend to guys like me.), and use the scroll wheel to navigate the start menu. The more space something takes, the longer it takes to point and click.
However, add a touch screen to the mix, and the second point is moot. But I don't have a touch screen, and I'm not about to give up my 1920x1200 IPS panel just to have one that's likely going to end up being 1920x1080 Tn-Film but with touch capability. I have priorities, and superior image quality is much higher on the list than touch screen and the latest OS.
I'm not a design guy. Sure, I like things that look nice, but I'm waaaayyyyyy bigger on function than form.
Short version = new version is not an upgrade for me.
Key words here: FOR ME
. Note that I didn't say that 8 is a terrible OS. Just that it is not right for me. And for very valid reasons.