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    my IBM model M doesn't have that key. I guess I'll have to miss this release. shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    my IBM model M doesn't have that key. I guess I'll have to miss this release. shame.

    You will have to press Ctrl+Esc instead to get the desired effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    You will have to press Ctrl+Esc instead to get the desired effect.
    that works ok for windows 7. but TBH W7 was a complete waste of time for me. I installed it because others on this forum suggested I would get better games performance from it over XP. I didn't.
    I only use windows for steam. It boots up into steam and occasionally runs chrome for game howtos. I'll keep the productivity side of my life on linux and my model M

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    my IBM model M doesn't have that key. I guess I'll have to miss this release. shame.
    The Model M keyboard is what, nearly 30 years old now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The Model M keyboard is what, nearly 30 years old now?
    mine is a mere 18yrs old, best kb's ever made

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    my IBM model M doesn't have that key. I guess I'll have to miss this release. shame.
    Get one of the Edugeek launch buttons but with Windows key mapped to it instead

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    New Start8 beta for Windows 8 released - Neowin

    ^ This is perfect, it's *exactly* the same as Windows 7's start menu and lets you boot to desktop.

    I didn't really have a problem with Metro after I'd got stuff installed (windows 8 installed on my home machine for a week), but it's ultimately pointless on a desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    New Start8 beta for Windows 8 released - Neowin

    ^ This is perfect, it's *exactly* the same as Windows 7's start menu and lets you boot to desktop.

    I didn't really have a problem with Metro after I'd got stuff installed (windows 8 installed on my home machine for a week), but it's ultimately pointless on a desktop.
    There is also this - Welcome to Classic Shell - Its something called Classic Shell that puts a start menu on Windows 8. I've got Windows8 with this installed on a VM Box at work.

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    Oui, but that's more like XP's start menu (With the searching) than Vista/7's.

    *edit* - Screenshot
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    This is perfect, it's *exactly* the same as Windows 7's start menu and lets you boot to desktop.
    I agree. If you are going to use a replacement Start Menu, at least use one that looks and functions like Windows 7's rather than the monstrosity that is XP's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    my IBM model M doesn't have that key. I guess I'll have to miss this release. shame.
    When I first started at my school, I found several Model M's laying around and they went straight in the bin! They were too big and clunky, too loud, too beige and had a useless AT connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    New Start8 beta for Windows 8 released - Neowin

    ^ This is perfect, it's *exactly* the same as Windows 7's start menu and lets you boot to desktop.

    I didn't really have a problem with Metro after I'd got stuff installed (windows 8 installed on my home machine for a week), but it's ultimately pointless on a desktop.
    If Microsoft offered the simple simple option of "use windows 7 start menu" in windows 8, I would have more than likely already deployed it across the board.

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    i agree with most of that.

    i personally don't think the learning curve for end users is sufficiently steep for business and schools to have to stick with windows 7. if anything the start screen makes more sense as a desktop replacement. maybe i'm off base with that, but i don't see why a user would want or need a start menu if the things that they need to get to can be presented in a non-cluttered fashion on the start screen. Plus, if there's group policies to control what's presented then what's the big deal. The other aspects of Windows 8 that don't require a learning curve like the faster boot up times, the ribbon, the UI effects [or lack of] are a bonus over windows 7.

    by and large i can see schools going for either iPad or some variant of a windows 8 slate. That commonality of interface on windows devices is really important, even if there's some adjustment when using keyboard/mouse rather than touch. It can't be that big of a deal for schools to do phased roll out windows 8 onto desktops if they're providing win8 or RT slates to staff and pupils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    When I first started at my school, I found several Model M's laying around and they went straight in the bin! They were too big and clunky, too loud, too beige and had a useless AT connector.
    thats too bad. they sell for £60 each

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