And the turnaround continues! (in a good way)
New leaked 'Windows 8 screenshot': The Start Menu strikes backQuote:
A purportedly leaked screenshot of what appears to be an upcoming version of Windows has given us a closer look at the much-rumored new "hybrid" Start Menu, suggesting it may be coming sooner, rather than later.
Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
Here's a screen shot of Classic Shell:
The difference (I think) is that the metro apps are running inside the menu.
Thats pretty cool, even if nobody ever uses them :)
surprised half of you can post on here from 1998. Progress people, your meant to be helping progress the next generation!
It's not actually that bad or different if you look past the surface. It also did not come from nowhere but rather a bunch of studies into how many people actually work with computers. Sure they went a little overboard with some things but it still has a bunch more ui sense than your average apple product in most cases. At least they bothered with tutorials and instructions as opposed to apples look it up on youtube approach as they refuse to document it.
Saying that Windows 9s new activation method may put me off, I have machines that never touch the,net for months at a time that simply won't work like that. All the searching and shortcutting had also better be there as going back to Windows 7 would drive me mad given the UI now, I used 95s UI for decades with the other windows versions and it is junk for high res screens and scaling dpi. Now it can be a tablet to, they just need to give people a choice rather than this apple we know nest BS they have been pulling.
The people who had the biggest problem with Windows 8 were those who hadn't been using the Windows key to search for programs in Vista and 7.
Windows 8.1 has arrived, and with it we herald the triumphant return of the Start button. My response to the complaints over its absence in Windows 8 was simply "press the one on the keyboard", but as I pondered how that response has gone down with users over the last year, I came to a realisation.
There are 3 basic types of computer users:
- Those who never noticed that almost every keyboard they have used for at least the last 10 years has a Windows key on it.
- Those who have wondered for 10 years what that key on the keyboard does.
- Those who pressed it 10 years ago and found out.
The windows metro screen was a complete and utter failure on the desktop. I can't believe after 46 pages people think its still a good idea :)
Even Microsoft has now admitted it and it basically bringing back the old style start menu.
That's great news in my opinion.
Server 2012 R2 and it's touch interface is going to drive me to installing the Core version so I don't have to see the metro interface. In actual fact I think that's what I am going to do at home to see how I get on.
I know why they do it, to make sessions for RDP look similar to the desktop equivalent . So now we have a Server GUI with metro interface :sick:
Hopefully Windows 9 will be a bit intelligent and only give you a Metro when you are on a Touch Screen device.