|Quoting tommy1808 (Reply 53):|
If Windows 8 wasn´t bundled with computer systems, it would not sell at all. Its nice on a cellphone, nice on a tablet computer, but on a desktop?
It is pretty evident to anyone who has used Windows 8.x that you're espousing total nonsense. I don't mean just as a hyperbole, but actual total nonsense.
Windows 8.x desktop is as it was in Windows 7. That's what I use every day. I know, because I use it, you don't because ... well who knows. Nonsense like that Windows 8.x is good only on tablets or touchscreens is demonstrably wrong.
Asides from keeping the desktop, Windows 8 has a way better task manager than Windows 7, it has better multithreading for multicore processors and processes, it is leaner than Windows 7, starts up faster and is all in all an extremely polished version of Windows 7.
Not only is it adequate as a touchscreen OS
if one only stays within the bounds of Modern, but it is a serious power user desktop OS
Windows 8.x is less resource demanding than Windows 7. Less bloated and more responsive.
|Quoting TLG (Reply 66):|
The issue I have with the Start UI is that everything shows, which makes it difficult to find a certain program. The Windows 7 Start Menu has it collapsed, so it's much easier to lay your eyes on what you're looking for.
Press start, write the first letters of what you're looking for.
Customize your Start screen so you always have the programs you want and need in front of you. You can even use custom group names.
Look at all installed programs in alphabetical order, catagorized with icons and clear labelsþ
I can't imagine how it is easier to use the Start Menu, in fact it is becoming worse every year, with higher resolution displays. That text becomes tiny and those sub-menus even more cluttered. Start Menu is such a mess.