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  •  But The Problem Is..... (5+ / 0-)

    Microsoft has a user base that's acclimated to that system since Windows 95. This was badly done, but even if it was done well, I think it still would have been too far, too fast.

    I'm fairly technical savvy & it took me a while to figure out how to get around in Windows 8 & the split between the "Metro" view & the classic Desktop. I can't imagine how someone like my mother would ever figure out how to use Windows 8 in a way that wouldn't ultimately result in her throwing the computer across the room.

    Moreover, with the Start Button, I like having that one click to bring up links to various folders (Downloads, Pictures, Documents, etc.) as well as the programs that are most often used.

    •  Start me up (5+ / 0-)

      I agree with you that the transition was poorly done. I'm just claiming the start button should never have been there in the first place. :-) But it wasn't MS (and the Rolling Stones) would never have been able to unleash this commercial abomination on the world:

      Anyhoo... rumor has it the button will be back in Windows 8.1, but its tradition usage may be crippled.

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