Drew, I cannot agree with you, windows8 is not so good. For example, last day I've experienced very pleasant BSOD with out-of-box Epson drivers
I will agree with this line of thinking; An off the box EPSON driver causing BSOD is indeed a rare occasion and does not mean the whole OS is bad.'HD',
Yes, certainly, what 'kem' has offered you makes much more sense than saying an entire OS is "not so good" over an incident. No more than if something happened in another OS. The issue gets address & resolved rather than writing off the entire OS. Windows 8 is good, that doesn't mean some piece of H/W or S/W can't cause an event in any OS.
Same as if a car has a problem, it gets fixed but, doesn't mean the whole line of that make or model are bad. They may be quite excellent.
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My colleague and I are writing the start menu replacer for Win8.
At the moment it's free, open-source and works under ХР, 7 and 8.
What it can do, what it will do, how does it look like, download 7z archive, etc. - welcome to GoogleCode:
Power8 - The start menu replacer for Win8 - GoogleCode
I appreciate if you will find a moment to evaluate this software.
P.S. There's a known startup issue if you have C-Media drivers installed. Tomorrrow (21.05.12) there'll be a hotfix for that.
Thanks for patting us malcontents on the head with the encouraging words. But here's the thing. When I'm sitting at a desk doing work or intensive research, I want a start button. An (optinal) start button would give me the boost I need to step out of the "new gadget" and "learning curve" mode and get to work with minimal distractions. If Microsoft has a presented a compelling reason for keeping it from us I've missed it. When I'm in tablet mode, no problem! In fact I'm starting to really dig it. What I'm not digging is the abrasive "you're gonna like it" posture Microsoft has taken, or the jedi hand waving forum comments telling us what we don't want or don't need. The latter notion is quite ridiculous actually.
Thanks!Power 8, nice program for win 8
We'll see, need to get Windows 8.1 update 1 beta first. But honestly I think it won't. Because of 2 things:Hi HackDesigner. Does Power8 allow us to use a start menu and taskbar while we're on the start screen?