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Shame Windows 8 never took off – or is it?

Microsoft really did drop the ball with Windows 8. They tried to salvage it with an “8.1 upgrade”. But it was doomed to fail. Which genius at Microsoft had the idea to drop the start menu? And who said that’s a good idea let’s go ahead and do it?! Okay from a techie point of view I get what they were trying to do – it’s a brilliantly designed operating system for a touch screen computer. But who in their right mind thought this was a good idea to force this upon desktop users?

Not only was the operating system interface completely redesigned. And by redesigned I mean made to look like some alien landscape to every user. The very essence of Microsoft Windows – the start menu was removed.

 

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