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Old 07-29-2011, 04:23 AM   #1
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The evolution of the start menu...

The humble start menu has reached what appears to be it's final iteration after it was revealed that Windows 8 would be based on the Metro interface with a "start" app instead of the iconic menu as the main place to access programs. Because of this I decided to setup a quick picture to show how far the start menu has come. (The menus are from Windows 98, XP and 7) http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5445/legacyl.jpg

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/f...oratenews.aspx "Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps."
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:32 AM   #2
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i still change back to classic view whenever i do a fresh install, i guess im just an old fart, set in my ways
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:53 AM   #3
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The Metro interface is optional, you can still use the start menu.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:54 AM   #4
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The Metro interface is optional, you can still use a start menu.
My point is that that start menu will almost certainly be unchanged from Windows 7
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:56 AM   #5
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Maybe, but there's still more than a year to go till final release. There could be some changes in the meantime.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:21 AM   #6
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-WHERE IS TEH VISTA!?
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:42 AM   #7
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I don't think I'll be using the new interface. It seems to be designed for a touchscreen interface, and I have no intention to ever have that in the home.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:45 AM   #8
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It's a computer within a computer within a computer

Wow, seeing that shot of Windows98 really brings in the nostalgia...
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:11 AM   #9
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Looks like Playstation 3
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:57 AM   #10
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windows 8 will suck, microsoft always sucks every second release.
Ie
win 95 bug ridden first attempt
win 98 much better
win me better forgotten
win xp much better
win vista Tearing out hair
win 7 much better
win 8 ?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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windows 8 will suck, microsoft always sucks every second release.
Ie
win 95 bug ridden first attempt
win 98 much better
win me better forgotten
win xp much better
win vista Tearing out hair
win 7 much better
win 8 ?
What about Windows 2000?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:08 AM   #12
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It seems to be designed for a touchscreen interface, and I have no intention to ever have that in the home.
If it works with Kinect I'm going to be sorely tempted to pick it up. But indeed actual touchscreen, not interested.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:12 AM   #13
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that metro interface looks not very optimized for 'real' usage

its a good overlay for media consumtion on tablets but im more intrested in interface additions for the 'real' desktop

i dont think they expect us to build websites or do work on that interface ...
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #14
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windows 8 will suck, microsoft always sucks every second release.
Ie
win 95 bug ridden first attempt
win 98 much better
win me better forgotten
win xp much better
win vista Tearing out hair
win 7 much better
win 8 ?
You are aware that windows exists prior to '95 ?

Also that others exist, such as NT or 2000 ?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:30 AM   #15
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Yeah, the 3.x series.
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