No start menu in Windows 8 sucks, but the rest of the OS is just very good. Fast, reactive, nothing to compare with Vista launch, which was disaster. But still the lack of start menu fears people. If I just scratch the surface, there are some new, nice to have features, which are pretty cool. You’ll find more additional features in the Windows 8 Free E-book.
New file explorer which enables you to open ISOs or IMG files without installing additional software, or Progress window which enables you to pause copy/move operations, and displays the progress of multiple operations. Or the New tasks manager which gives you more and detailed information.
The lack of start menu can be easily skipped, because you have plenty of alternatives for a start menu. Most of them are free. Just read one of those articles I wrote:
- Another Start Menu for Windows 8 – this one from Pokki Stands out
- Cool Start Menu for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
- Windows 7 Explorer for Windows 8
Windows 8 Free E-book: 50 Questions and Answers You Need to Make a Decision
Quick quote from the book:
That’s what most users who tried up to now, the new Windows 8. With its latest release, Windows introduced significant changes to its operating system focused on enhancing its user experience and supporting mobile devices/tablets. The new changes includes a touchscreen capable interface, improved security features, online services (including a Windows store) and new technologies such as cloud computing.
It breaks down each aspect of the system by defining the features in layman terms and providing enough detail to make an informed decision on the differences between other solutions and its previous versions. If you’re interested in the new Windows 8 operating system, this guide is a one-stop destination for all your inquires.
Possible upgrade paths to Windows 8:
You have a possibility to upgrade to Windows 8 if you run Windows 8 Setup from previous version of Windows:
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
- Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Windows 8 Release Preview.
The time to get this book is limited, until the 22nd of January. Here is the link for the book: Windows 8: 50 Questions and Answers You Need to Make a Decision (Normally $9.95)