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    Y'all are making far too big a deal over the Start screen. I used the DP for months; now the Beta non-stop since 29/2. Hardly ever visit Start. The lack of the old Start Menu & Windows orb is completely meaningless. The OS works just fine, as is. Between the following, there is noise & a fuss being made over nothing:
    1. Start can be quickly & easily personalised...unneeded, wanted tiles can be removed.
    2. Focus is on Desktop - that is where we live & work. Start is not critical.
    3. Apps are not refined or finished, yet.
    4. Apps of no interest... remove them.
    5. It takes little time to learn Win8 and it is easy to use.
    6. Attitude is the blockage not, the OS.
    7. The technical aspects, noticeable improvements & very impressive performance make this OS shine for much more valuable reasons than, a button or not.
    8. Keyboard shortcuts, Quick Launch, Pinning, Links, terrific Search & cool navigation & manipulation available
    All adds up to make Win8 fast, smooth & fun.

    I have always been a big fan of Windows7 but, 8 is faster, simpler, easier & w/ it's performance superiority will afford enjoyable & safe computing and greater ROI.

    We've known for a long time mice would be antiques soon. 32-bit is in its waning days. Right now there is no obligation... not for Touch or to get hung up by a Start screen or Apps... one does not have to use any of it. If, it is presented, w/ bias & little guidance, to ppl then, maybe, even more than, 23 won't be open to discovering it. Took me a day or 2 to appreciate it. Once 1 gets to know the OS, it rapidly grows on a person!

    I would not be hesitant, @ all, to present Windows8 to my IT clients. Certainly there's a learning curve... is it worth it? YES. Is it a big deal? NO. I'm nearly 60 & it was a cinch. Youth will love it. And, BTW, welcome to the future... it's only just begun, there lots more to come... some will be in your lifetime.

    Drew

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    Much Ado

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    Once 1 gets to know the OS, it rapidly grows on a person!

    I would not be hesitant, @ all, to present Windows8 to my IT clients. Certainly there's a learning curve... is it worth it? YES. Is it a big deal? NO. I'm nearly 60 & it was a cinch. Youth will love it. And, BTW, welcome to the future... it's only just begun, there lots more to come... some will be in your lifetime.

    Drew
    Paul Thurrott's rant and your comments are certainly worth noting. After using 8 a few days, the "Start Orb" no longer became an obsession. Also you can teach old dogs new tricks (I am older than you).
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/144894-A-Paul-Thurrott-rant

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    Thanks for your comments & for reading. Glad mine's not a rant
    Last edited by Drew1903; 2012-03-09 at 03:49.

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    Drew, I have to say I completely agree. People hate change and getting out of their comfort zone. I too hated the Metro interface the first few days. Once I customized and learned a few tricks, its no harder to use than the traditional Start Menu.
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    Thanks & certainly there is (lots) of, also, positive attitude & response to Win8... always negativity seems to be bandwagon that gets disproportionate notice. And you're right... 8 is not hard to use.

    Drew

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