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New Windows to be like the old Windows. #2995683 05/07/13 05:04 PM
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/07/windows_8_u_turn/

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Leaked builds of Windows Blue in recent weeks suggest a loosening of the Metro straitjacket. These builds indicate that Windows Blue will introduce the ability for users to boot straight to desktop mode and to bypass the Metro-Style Start menu. Microsoft is also considering bringing back the abandoned Start button


Wow, what a boatload of unhappy people will do to a company.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995693 05/07/13 05:16 PM
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*gigglesnort*hehehe. Nice. I'll have to see how it turns out. I may actually buy it then.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995694 05/07/13 05:17 PM
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I might consider a computer with the new OS if this is true. The Metro interface was purely the reason why I returned my laptop to Costco 2 days after buying it. I do not tolerate the "you will get used to it" answer for 8. I have been using a Start button since 1995, and I loathe change.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995698 05/07/13 05:19 PM
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Darn. And I was just getting use to this Windows8. I don't use the "tile screen", just work from the good old desktop. 'Bout the only time that I go to the "tile screen" is to bring up solitaire.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995701 05/07/13 05:20 PM
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Gotta love an industry that within a couple years claims their old product was junk and you need to upgrade at ridiculous prices for fear of the older product not being supported any longer.Oh wait a minute,the auto industry and the oil industry do the same thing....as well as video game console makers...and...

Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995705 05/07/13 05:23 PM
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About a month ago, my brother and I purchased a new HP for my father; HP still is selling W7 "for a limited time"

I use it @ work, so I'm not interested in a W8 machine and a lot of questions for which I have no answers.

As I indicated in previous posts, paid corporate customers drive a lot of the design and lifecycle of the MS desktop OS. No way any corporation would have stood for that Fisher Price UI, because no one could stand the 2 months where nothing got done while people tried to figure out what to do.

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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995716 05/07/13 05:35 PM
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More than happy with my macs.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: rg200amp] #2995723 05/07/13 05:44 PM
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I won't be back...


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995757 05/07/13 06:33 PM
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lol, I'd be so lost...I'm still using Windows Vista, with the "Classic Desktop" icons/start menu....I'm glad I don't quite need a new computer yet...(though considering one...).


Question to the Windows 7/8 users....is there an option somewhere in control panel > Display properties or somesuch to bring back the gold ole WIndows 98 style menus? LOL....cause frankly, that's how I got my Vista looking, Themes are off...all plain jane. I turned off Aero the day I got it LOL.


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windows 8 is OK with a 5 minute fix. It is so freaking fast compared to XP. When I come out of hibernation, I have my desktop in 10 seconds. And the speed of page changes on the internet is worth any minor inconvenience. The standard spell check on forums and e-mails is a great feature also. Not saying change is good but it is OK.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: tommygunn] #2995781 05/07/13 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: tommygunn

Question to the Windows 7/8 users....is there an option somewhere in control panel > Display properties or somesuch to bring back the gold ole WIndows 98 style menus? LOL....cause frankly, that's how I got my Vista looking, Themes are off...all plain jane. I turned off Aero the day I got it LOL.


I know for certain that windows 7 can be made to look like windows 2000, I don't know about windows 8 though.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995807 05/07/13 07:10 PM
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You guys should try Linux. Ubuntu is a solid one to begin with.


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More than happy with my macs.



Yep I left Windows in 2006 and haven't looked back...


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: 285south] #2995881 05/07/13 08:43 PM
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You guys should try Linux. Ubuntu is a solid one to begin with.


Obligatory use-Linux post.


With Steven Sinofsky gone at Microsoft, they will actually listen to the customers (thus the changes in Blue/v8.1) rather than just a single, stiff-necked manager calling the shots.


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Re: New Windows to be like the old Windows. [Re: simple_gifts] #2995886 05/07/13 08:49 PM
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Just when windows was starting to look like Mac, they are going back. Start menu? Ok, have fun. I wonder how many people griped over having a start menu when 3.1 or 95 came out. I've always been a Mac user myself.

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