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12/3/2012 3:41:42 PM
Windows 8 Interface
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Wow... the more I dive into Windows 8, the more I hate the new "modern" or "metro" interface. Sure it looks good on tablets, but it really doesn't translate well to laptops and desktops. I don't know... perhaps it will grow on me like the Office 2007 Ribbon. And don't even get me started on how they removed the Start Button.

Your thoughts?

In any case, my Windows 8 Beginner class will be out in a few days.

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I really like Windows 8, enough so that I purchased a Surface RT for my first tablet!  It does take some gettin used to using and it takes some thought still when switching from desktop to tablet and reversed.  Overall I just think the naysayers are too lazy.  Ever notice how most folks complain easy but complement difficult?

Reply from Richard Rost:

I think that the "Modern" or "Metro" interface is GREAT for tablets and phones... but I don't think it's the best for traditional desktop and laptop PCs. Yes, the line between the two is blurring and I see a day when ALL screens will be touch-enabled... but I don't like how Microsoft just throws you into the deep end, expecting you to swim without any floaties. There's NO REASON they had to completely axe the Start Menu. They should have given PC users the OPTION to switch to the new Start Screen. I felt this way about the Ribbon when it came out in 2007 too. There's no reason Microsoft couldn't have given you the OPTION to stick with the old menus.
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Windows 8 Interface Comment from Rosemarie E Beall @ 1/1/2013
need to know- am upgrading to Windows 8

Reply from Richard Rost:

My Windows 8 class should be out in a couple days. The holidays set me behind schedule more than expected.
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Windows 8 Interface Comment from MUBEEZI M @ 12/5/2012
Dear Richard,

Actually, i want to try it out.


Reply from Richard Rost:

It's not bad... especially once I show you how to tweak Windows 8 to behave more like Windows 7... which I actually tweak to act like XP. :)
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