On ZDNet now: the crappiness of w8 goes way beyond the lack of the start menu......
But simply plopping a Start menu on the screen isn't the solution. The problems with Windows 8 weren’t caused by the removal of the Start menu.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
The Windows 8.1 patch only brings back a fake start button, not the real Start Menu.
Bump this one back up
Of course it will help. And they'll be making other improvements as well listening to the feedback... Then what will happen to share price when sentiment for Windows 8 changes after the update?
Sentiment: Strong Buy
windows 8 blows donkey. my moms computer died, so I picked her up another one with 8. knowing it would suck because 7 does compared to xp. and omfg what in the world were they thinking. it may be going back
It's not backwards compatible with my expensive software. That really sucs and is a major issue for me. 20k worth of software I can't use on winblows 8.
Just like every MSFT product - W8 was much better before anyone actually saw and used it.
And very few actually ARE using it, given the sales numbers (not the channel-stuffing numbers from M$).