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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Awhile back, there was some discussion in the forum about the difficult to use "Metro" interface in Windows 8. Here's a link to a tutorial about using Classic Shell, a free utility that makes your desktop look and behave like the older Windows 7 screen.

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Classic Shell: Regain your Start menu in Windows 8 and much more. – Ask Leo!
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I've been using Classic Shell for several months now. Love what it did for Windows 8. Hate Windows 8. Much better now.
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I started out with CP/M went to DOS all versions then windows most versions. I did skip one but do not remember what one it only lasted a couple years. When I went from CP/M to DOS: I thought DOS was a mess but learned and liked it. Same with windows. I have been using Win8 a long time and like it. There was a learning curve but then there always is. I guess I missed Win7 as well but it did not really last very long did it? Did I miss anything good with Win7?

As a side not I see M$ is dropping support for XP. A good friend of mine swears he will never leave XP. Sticking with something that is no longer supported is probably not a good choice. It will soon be going the way of all the "best OS" from CP/M on. Maybe you just cant teach some old dawgs a new OS?

I should probably mention that when I was using CP/M I looked at DOS and figured it would not really be around long. CP/M was going to be the OS of the future. I guess a guy is entitled to one mistake in his life right???
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I tweaked Win8 right off my PC and replaced it with Win7.

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WIN 8 PRO ADDED BACK SOME FEATURES TO MAKE USERS HAPPY. ALL UPGRADES OF ANY SOFTWARE HAS A LEARNING CURVE AND IT WON'T BE ANY SIMPLER IN FUTURE VERSIONS SOooo IF YOU DON' T LIKE 8 YOU WILL HATE THE NEXT VERSION ALREADY IN THE WORKS. I SUFFERED THRU THE LEARNING CURVE BUT NOW I CAN BRAG THAT I CAN STILL LEARN NEW THINGS.
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