Samsung adds Start menu replacement to its Windows 8 PCs

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#1

I just posted the article Samsung adds Start menu replacement to its Windows 8 PCs.

It seems Samsung didn’t agree on Microsoft’s decision to remove the start menu from Windows 8 and created its own solution…

Click to read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/samsung-adds-start-menu-replacement-to-its-windows-8-pcs-63476/](http://www.myce.com/news/samsung-adds-start-menu-replacement-to-its-windows-8-pcs-63476/)

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#2

Yes, I expect all those long-promised “cheap administrative costs” will skyrocket on Help Desk additions alone.

But I’m not sure why Microsoft would almost ‘chum the waters’ and offer UI Alternatives such an obvious void to fill.

“We want to be Ubuntu”? “We want to be Xerox Parc”?

I keep thinking, "Maybe MS wants to focus on the Real Operating System - writing bits and bytes, data storage, device comms, etc. Except, uh, I’d have thought they could do this already after these first couple of decades.


#3

At least samsung listen consumers, Try to see what they want. That’s why they are a growing company, surpassing giants like Sony. In fact see what happened to Sony with their policy to sell all sort of proprietary things, like mp3 players with ATTRAC, among other things. Microsoft its taking that way, telling consumers that they have to use their SO the way they want, you don’t have a choice.
And see for example Ubuntu, with their UNITY interface, i just hate it, but I can go back to the old GNOME interface, in fact I can choose a lot of interfaces (KDE, Lubuntu, etc), Why can’t Microsoft do the same, we would be happy.


#4

ViStart does a great job at making a start menu. It looks exactly like the original, but lacks the right-clickability. Apparently future versions should have that.


#5

[QUOTE=Zzyzxroad;2652370]ViStart does a great job at making a start menu. It looks exactly like the original, but lacks the right-clickability. Apparently future versions should have that.[/QUOTE]You should try Classic Shell from Source Forge: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net.