Users Are Wrong, the Start Screen Is Better than the Start Menu, Says Microsoftie
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- The Start Screen replaces the old and extremely popular Start Menu
Even though Windows 8 officially went on sale approximately three months ago, its Start Screen remains one of the most controversial features in Microsoft’s history, with plenty of users criticizing the company for its decision to remove the Start button.
But a Microsoft employee says that users need time to adapt to Windows 8, while emphasizing that the Start Screen is much better than the tradition Start Menu available since Windows 95.
“There are a number of under the hood changes - lower memory consumption, faster boot times, faster resume, Defender is now built-in. WinRT apps are going to be fluid and beautiful for consumption and I think the start screen in Win8 is more productive that the start menu,” he said
in an IAmA session on Reddit.
CEO Steve Ballmer revealed
in an interview that Microsoft had no intention to bring back the Start button and according to the latest rumors, the upcoming Windows version dubbed “Blue” is very likely to come with the same Start Screen.
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|Comment #1 by: Redmond on 14 Jan 2013, 21:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'll be sticking with 7 until they don't support it and then switching to Mac or Ubuntu. I hate 8. I will not use it and they can shove it where the sun doesn't shine.
|Comment #2 by: Dee on 14 Jan 2013, 21:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
They said: "Users Are Wrong". Seriously?! First they blamed the hardware market, then they blamed users/ costumers. They blamed everyone except themselves for their own failure. Good work Microsoft!
|Comment #3 by: InfDcoD on 14 Jan 2013, 22:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
And he's right, with the new start screen you can launch more quickly the applications.
|Comment #4 by: linux198420 on 14 Jan 2013, 23:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What happened to the customers always right? Ehh micro$oft.
I`m glad i have my Debian Linux with Xfce. beats windows 8 anyday.
|Comment #5 by: AsadAhmad on 15 Jan 2013, 01:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Love the StartScreen in Windows 8 & there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with it! I consider these rants about it as spams by either the Apple lobby/AntiMicrosoft agents OR by the STONE AGE people.
|Comment #6 by: Xi on 15 Jan 2013, 10:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Does that Microsoftie knows How many are using tools for Start Menu? And Why? Many videos are on the air, that proves Start Screen is not helpful as Start Menu. Some people are mad at MS products and just support them without seeing from all sides. He/She is one them. If you give a school kid(newbie) a Win 95/98/200/NT/XP/Vista/7, the kid first clicks the start menu and try to learn things in a proper way. But if you give a Win 8 to the kid, the kid will get confused where to start and how to learn, then clicks something(most apps don't have names on start screen) and something opens. This in turn gets hatred to the Win 8 OS and maybe whole MS products. Eventhough many guides are out for Win 8, the guides were not needed previous versions of Windows for newbies, Maybe needed only while using advanced controls/features.
|Comment #7 by: Cyclops on 15 Jan 2013, 18:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I laughed my head off on this one,Microsoft can say what they like,consumers spend their money where they like,in this case,it's NOT on Windows 8.
By the way,I have W7 64 bit,without any tweaking,my PC boots up quicker than my son's W8 PC(Alienware).
|Comment #8 by: Cyclops on 15 Jan 2013, 18:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
There's no need to call those opposed to the Start screen,as 'stone age',I am one,I have always used Windows since the beginning,assembling all my own rigs,with not one problem,I've also used Linux.
The FACT is,people vote with their feet,they are NOT buying W8 like M$ wants them to,it is a FAIL.
W7 works,better than any preceding distro of Windows,IMHO & I boot up quicker with W7 64 bit,than W8 32 bit does on my son's Alienware PC.
Like W7 though, in 12 months,W7 will swell in size on your hard drive.
Microsoft needs to focus on what future PC's are going to require in OS's,Windows will need revamping for SOC PC's et'c,memory requirements are going to change,both,from hardware & software.
M$ needs to get it's act together,it's not only failing users,it's failing it's stockholders.
|Comment #9 by: tony on 17 Jan 2013, 17:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The only thing that's better then micro.soft is NO micro.soft!
|Comment #10 by: Talal on 22 Jan 2013, 07:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
They should have given an option to turn off metro ui and stick to classic desktop style. Well, I have tried Windows 8 and I got used to it in just an hour. I liked the innovation. But they should have not forced it at first place as everybody has different IQ level and it is not possible for everyone to get used to something new. That is why, people are whining about windows 8.
|Comment #11 by: imfak on 16 Feb 2013, 16:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
new start screen is awesome and the ppl who don know to use it should quite skip using win8... win 8 is the best os i ve ever seen by microsoft... office 13 is awesome... those who cant learn few things can skip using it... i don know wat yu ppl see better in start button.... all the options are simplified.... beauty....
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