howtogeek — 2013-07-12T06:42:02-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/167052/how-the-modern-interface-is-improved-in-windows-8.1/
Microsoft is restoring the Start button and adding a boot-to-desktop option in Windows 8.1, but they aren’t giving up on the Modern interface. The Modern interface has been dramatically updated, and it no longer feels quite as half-baked.
andrewrobert7 — 2013-07-12T08:44:36-04:00 — #2
People that live in the Google Ecosystem can download Google Chrome and use it in the Modern Environment.
themike — 2013-07-12T08:59:53-04:00 — #3
adding more crap to crap still makes it crap
nsdcars5 — 2013-07-12T09:10:18-04:00 — #4
I think, with the new "tiny-tiles", the Start Screen can be used as a Start menu. Just pin all your apps and set them to the tiny tile.
jptizzo — 2013-07-12T10:57:43-04:00 — #5
When are they going to give me my Function keys back?
srxtreme — 2013-07-12T12:51:06-04:00 — #6
It's an improvement, especially the tiny tile option, but thats almost the same as a shortcut, although shortcuts are not active.
Personally I use Classic Shell and all is well....so far.
kenny_s — 2013-07-14T19:54:51-04:00 — #7
Theyshould have ne er pasted this new ugly lipstick
On the pig . The modern ui is like dos. You cannot have Windows!!!! Thats a downgrade not an upgrade
andrewrobert7 — 2013-07-28T12:15:55-04:00 — #9
I do agree that it is two steps forward, and four steps back, and removing the thing that they named the whole operating system after is just stupid. Sure the market is changing, but don't mix desktop and mobile versions. Do what Canonical does with Ubuntu, split it into Mobile and Desktop Operating Systems!