Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows "After acknowledging its Windows Blue codename publicly in March, Microsoft is getting closer to revealing all about the upcoming Windows 8 update. In an interview with The Verge this week, Microsoft's Windows CFO Tami Reller provided some details on where the company is heading with its Blue project."
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by edwdig on Wed 8th May 2013 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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It sounds like your needs are fairly simple. I've got my most frequently used things pinned to the task bar, with some common but less frequently used stuff pinned to the Start Menu.

The left side of the Start Menu is also great for things I don't use very often, but tend to go to a lot on the days I do need them.

The right side of the Start Menu is great for quick access to frequently access locations.

Start -> Switch User is great for shared computers.

For rarely used thing I don't know the exact name of, the Win 7 Start Menu is much faster to browse than the Metro Start Screen.

Ultimately, Win8 isn't completely broken. It does the job and I could work with it if necessary. The big problem is that it just doesn't do anything better than Win7, but does a lot of things worse.

Also, yes, I've heard people say Win8 is faster. If it is, it's not perceptibly so on a recent computer. If anything, to me, a fresh Win7 install feels faster than a fresh Win8 install. I suspect most of the supposed speed improvements are comparing a fresh install of Win8 to a several year old Win7 install.

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