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Author Topic: The start of the Start Button Menu things for Win8  (Read 3461 times)
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« on: March 19, 2012, 11:38:30 AM »

(As expected) Stardock have created Start8 to bring a bit of sanity back to Windows 8.


http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

It looks way too big, to me, as a menu to be of genuine help. I don't see the need for all the white space and the position of the scrollng menu bit (too far to the right). I suppose it's a start (no pun intended) for the start button menu clones.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 01:06:39 PM »

Around the same amount of time before Windows 7's release there was already a lot of excitement, I think time is running out for MS, third party tools can only do so much.

(btw I wonder if the creator of the 8Start launcher is inadvertently benefiting from this issue  cheesy )
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 02:24:10 PM »

Just a plug that my LaunchBar Commander tool is quite happy to show the Start Menu contents as a menu in its dock.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 06:32:32 PM »

I uninstalled Start8 and instead installed Classic Shell from sourceforge... I has a more standard start interfave for windows 8 in it's newest version.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/history.html
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 06:49:14 PM »

A realistic question should be...

Why the hell do we even HAVE to resort to visual hacks just to do something as simple as get the start menu back?

For me, Windows 8 is a huge no-go.  It will fail as a Desktop OS, and it will fail as a Tablet OS.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 11:39:37 PM »

For me, Windows 8 is a huge no-go.  It will fail as a Desktop OS, and it will fail as a Tablet OS.

I agree.  A one-size fits all approach leaves both sides lacking basic features.  I hope Windows 8 dies a fast death.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 11:44:53 PM »

Good old Classic Shell, second thing I install on a new Win7 machine. smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 12:05:55 PM »

Good old Classic Shell, second thing I install on a new Win7 machine. smiley

Now you've left us hanging  hanged- what's the first?

I install Google Chrome then Dropbox, where I keep all my essential portable utilities like FARR, FreeCommander, KeePass, Linkman, ClipX, Autohotkey, iDailyDiary,  Notepad++, Foobar2000, ActionOutline, and a few hundred more cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 12:34:53 PM »

Now you've left us hanging  hanged- what's the first?
Firefox. smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 11:55:32 AM »

Good old Classic Shell, second thing I install on a new Win7 machine. smiley

Now you've left us hanging  hanged- what's the first?
Firefox. smiley

I thought the first would have been Windows 7. . . huh tongue
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012, 12:10:22 PM »

A Win7 machine is called a Win7 machine because it has Win7.  tongue
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2012, 04:44:55 AM »

For me, Windows 8 is a huge no-go.  It will fail as a Desktop OS, and it will fail as a Tablet OS.

I think you're wrong there. Win8 will succeed because it's a step towards greater control over the user with less privacy. These are things that are being forced on us, and you will see glowing reviews for Win8 from everywhere.

It really will have no bearing on the UI. It's all about control. The Metro interface is more cloud oriented (or Internet oriented) with HTML5/JavaScript as the primary development tools. This is a step backwards as HTML5/JS are not well suited to write applications because they are simply far too CPU intensive compared to better tools like C++ or Delphi or whatever. So, you're going to lose power - which will drive computer sales as people need more RAM and more CPU to get less done. You're going to lose privacy as well as the network will basically strip any privacy that you had remaining. Google is your friend spymaster.

So while your computing experience deteriorates, and you lose your privacy, the corporate goons that profit off of you as "you are the product" - they will laugh all the way to the bank. Oh, did I mention that there is new legislation that encourages companies to spy on their customers and report "terrorists"? Yeah - Win8 will help there, but it won't help you.

And that's why Win8 will succeed - because it's bad for you and good for your slave overlords.




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