Windows 8’s Start Screen has been described as a confusing UI improvement pretty often, but Microsoft doesn’t seem to even consider bringing back the Start Menu.
Truth is, the Start Screen is actually a pretty helpful feature and these two clips revealed by ZDNet are nothing more than the living proof.
They’re actually showcasing the Windows 8 Physician Rounds app and the Nurse Rounds app in action, both of them aimed at the health system and supposed to help doctors when it comes to dealing with patients’ data.
Both apps are making the most of the Windows 8 Start Screen, by showing relevant information right in the live tiles, thus providing essential details without actually requiring users to launch the Modern apps.
In the end, it could be just a matter of time until everybody gets used to the new Start Screen, but with Windows Blue coming next year, Microsoft may also roll out some GUI changes.
We all know how wonderful the new Windows 8 Start Screen is! Microsoft has told us sooo many times. We listened. Now, Microsoft, listen to us when we say "it sucks and we don't want it"!!!
Comment #1.1 by: chinook on 16 Dec 2012, 20:37 GMT
You're obviously not someone who uses software for anything other than social networking or porn. Usability studies show people love this new interface. It's also a huge leap past the very tired and comic IOs interface. Windows 8 is selling in the millions weekly and already has a larger install base than every single Mac on the planet.
Comment #1.2 by: Nayan on 20 Feb 2013, 04:09 GMT
Win8 is definitely clean looking OS .. Its just different .. so just give some time and I don't see why anyone cant love it... With start menu I have just one column but with Metro you have full view ... Study shows only handful people uses start menu.. and I can tell from my personal experience I always launch apps from desktop icons.. so it was right thing to remove start menu