howtogeek at July 12th, 2013 06:42 — #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 at July 12th, 2013 08:44 — #2
People that live in the Google Ecosystem can download Google Chrome and use it in the Modern Environment.
themike at July 12th, 2013 08:59 — #3
adding more crap to crap still makes it crap
nsdcars5 at July 12th, 2013 09:10 — #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 at July 12th, 2013 10:57 — #5
When are they going to give me my Function keys back?
srxtreme at July 12th, 2013 12:51 — #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 at July 14th, 2013 19:54 — #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 at July 28th, 2013 12:15 — #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!