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Old June 8 2013, 02:18 PM   #76
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

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But it doesn't dominate everything, if you've got a desktop you'll use the desktop just like in previous editions of Windows. While the 'Start Screen' replaces the 'Start Menu' it duplicates its functionality in every way so you're not really losing anything at all.
Yeah, I've been using Windows 8 on my desktop since it was released, and I don't feel at all that I've "lost" anything since upgrading from Win7. I have no problems with Win8 at present.
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Old June 9 2013, 01:32 AM   #77
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

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This whole subscription thing is nuts. It's the epitome of greed.
You want to hear about something even worse? How about a device white list.

Several computer manufacturers have incorporated a device white list into the BIOS. What it does is effectively make the computer cease to boot up if it finds an installed device that is not present in the white list. The most common violation is with network cards.

Wireless networking is still a technology that is experiencing a rapid evolution. Just 3 years ago, speeds were less than half of what they're capable of now. But... you have laptops purchased by the likes of Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony, and a few others where those laptops cannot get an upgraded network card because the BIOS will reject it.

Actually, some manufacturers have begun to pull back from this atrocity by providing a revised BIOS that either significantly expands the list or does away with it, but the big one who hasn't is Hewlett-Packard. So yeah... right now my laptop is restricted to a small set of 150Mbps wifi cards. I cannot upgrade to a 300Mbps version of a similar card by the same manufacturer. There's even dual band and 450Mbps speed wifi cards out there, but forget about being able to use them.

To me, this is worse than mandating a subscription for some versions of the productivity software packages.
Remembering Ensign Mallory.
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Old June 9 2013, 05:04 AM   #78
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

One thing that's annoying about Windows 8 is that it makes you enter in a bunch of personal information for Microsoft to access.
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