and it doesn't make it any slower if you know how to use windows.
there's no navigation required. I press the windows key and the first 3 letters o what I want to open and I'm in my desired application. It's not rocket science and it's loads faster than clicking on a start menu and rifling through folders or going to a corresponding spot on the list.
If you're using your mouse for anything ui related you're computering wrong.
Oh cool, I didn't even know I could just start typing on the start screen and it would auto-search. Thanks man! --- sirtonne posted... This topic is so stupid I had to slap my wife.
How about making it exactly like Windows 7 with all the hardware/software advantages of Win8.
I hate the Start screen and the Metro UI (looks way less cool than 7's aesthetically pleasing UI, and dark themes are a no no since the title bar's text won't glow anymore). Start button and switching between Metro and Aero graphics should be an option for those who want it, and it wouldn't bother anyone who doesn't change their settings. I reset a laptop I bought back to factory settings and returned it after messing with it for a few days and hating it (I even tried the crap start menu replacements and it still didn't make it any better). The only thing I liked in Win8 was the file transfer system/added functions. I then went out of my way to Dell's small business website, one of the few places to buy a new PC with Win7.
I started with Windows XP and liked it very much for years, hated Vista so much (mostly because it was so slow on everything I tried it on from laptops to desktops), loved 7 more than XP, better performance (on modern PCs), GUI, and customization. Tried Win8 for about 3 days and never going back, I'll stick with Win7 until something better comes along, so hopefully Win9 or 10 will do it, or I'll be on 7 for the rest of my life (I'll probably torrent it 20 years from now if you can't find it anywhere for sale and nothing better comes along).
If Windows 8 didn't exist Microsoft wouldn't have spent the billion dollars developing it. Sounds like it would have been a nice profit for them.
Microsoft itself isnt even worth a billion dollars
LOLOLOLOLOL try 70 billon.
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Kill RT and Windows Phone, making Windows 8.1 the ONLY OS for desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.
Xbox One controller support, including Chatpad (if there ever is an Xbox One Chatpad). This support needs to be ingrained at the most basic level, much like mouse and keyboard, so the OS can be manipulated with a controller without having to install a third-party interpreter program that converts button presses into keyboard/mouse commands.
All Xbox One "exclusives" should be compatible and sold in the Windows Store.
Allow apps to be installed from anywhere, not just the Windows Store.
I think the only thing that will save Windows 8 is Microsoft coming out with Windows 9. Windows 8 is horrible in my opinion.
Windows 9 will be worse. Hopefully by then consumers will catch on to Microsoft's monopoly, and consumers will abandon Windows 9 completely.
In favor of what, exactly? Mac? F*** no I'm not going to Mac.
Hopefully, Linux will get a huge following after the steambox. If that happens, I am never going back to windows. --- Live: Ten Desires | PSN: The_ScarletDevil | Steam: The Scarlet Devil | Origin: Teh_Scarlet Devil
Windows 9 or whatever the next series will be called. Microsoft has this trend going on where Win XP was great, Vista was bad, W7 was great, W8/8.1 was bad, so the next one should be great. --- http://i.imgur.com/Ie4dx.gif http://i.imgur.com/Ef88B.gif