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4/12/2013 11:38 AM EDT
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paul.lobster
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paul.lobster   4/13/2013 2:19:17 AM
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Yes it does. See my comment to Duane. You press Windows_key+d and you are in desktop mode.... :) Windows_key put you back on start menu. I have been using windows 7 for more than 2 years and I love windows 8. I have installed all my windows 7 apps. Works just better. :) I don't understand what all this bs is about. I think most people don't even have a windows 8 install...

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paul.lobster   4/13/2013 2:20:25 AM
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why do you want to avoid the start screen ? I customized mine, added sections.. You can pin any app to the start screen.. New installed app just show up on the right... Pleas explain

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paul.lobster   4/13/2013 2:21:13 AM
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Are you using windows 8 or just relying on all the negative bs posted by people not using it ?

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paul.lobster   4/13/2013 2:22:34 AM
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Ok I need to understand. What do you ate about it ? I am NOT a Microsoft addict. I also use Linux, FreeBSD and others but I can't understand what's wrong with windows 8. I personally installed it yesterday and love it.

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paul.lobster   4/13/2013 2:23:52 AM
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You switch from start menu to desktop mode ( with taskbar but no start menu ) by pressing windows_key + d. You go back to your start screen with windows key alone. How shorter can it be ?

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paul.lobster   4/13/2013 2:26:20 AM
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Well ok, they decide to put the metro ui firs. Press Windows_key + d and you are in desktop mode. You can run whatever you want there. Even Norton commander if you are old school. What's wrong with that ? Maybe it's just that people can'spend one minute to figure it out and Microsoft should have added a banner at the top of the start screen: PRESS WINDOWS_KEY + D to go to desktop mode, PRESS WINDOWS_KEY to go back to start screen :)

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paul.lobster   4/13/2013 2:27:18 AM
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Performance so poor ? That's a joke. Show your benchmarks. I have been using windows 7 for 2 years and windows 8 is way faster.

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Chipguy1   4/13/2013 4:17:52 AM
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I have used windows 8. I just don't see any productivity improvement from touch on a 15in screen laptop. Sure I have and can learn the new OS. But what is the point of paying MS for new software and learning new software for no meaningful benefit. That I this is the crux of the problem

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daleste   4/13/2013 4:52:46 PM
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I've been using windows 7 for a few months and hate it. I would be fine with going back to window xp. I know that I would hate windows 8, so I have no motivation to even try it.

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moronda   4/13/2013 7:44:13 PM
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Windows 8 sucks. They need to add a windows 7 mode. Easy solution. Why so stubborn Microsoft? I don't want every app to open full screen, that's annoying. I miss my start button. You blew it big time MS.

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