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Windows: 8.1 bypass Metro?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by grumpydaddy, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. grumpydaddy

    grumpydaddy Forum Mod

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    Rumours abound about Windows 8.1 Plan B...... The option to Bypass the Metro interface and Bring back the Start button, boot to desktop.

    http://hexus.net/tech/news/software/54153-code-leaked-windows-81-reveals-boot-desktop-option/

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/16/4229900/windows-8-1-boot-to-desktop-option

    http://www.zdnet.com/microsofts-win...-the-start-button-boot-to-desktop-7000014075/

    So, boys and girls what do you think? Too little too late? or maybe this will turn a pig in a poke into something worthwhile?

    Will this even get released and save MS's bacon or is the older mature OS of 7 going to still entice users instead?
     
  2. Tuilalcaron

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    Even if they do put a start menu/boot to desktop option I still can't see me changing purely because I can't see a tangible upgrade from it. For example, I upgraded from XP to Vista because the 64bit was poop and I had so many compatibility issues, then from Vista to 7 because Vista's resource management was abysmal. As far as I can see there is nothing in 8 that has changed other than look so I'll be saving my money and skipping it entirely me thinks no matter what they do.
     
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    If they fixed the other issues such as general SSD and RAID performance, then it's viable as a replacement for Win7 - if it works at least as good. I get it for free anyway, one of the benefits working and studying IT :p
     
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    I guess I'll pass Windows 8 and go straight to Windows 9 (or whatever they'll name it)
    [​IMG]
     
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