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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Apr 2015 #61

    Spartan is a work in progress and you really can't judge it this early on. Heck, MS really shouldn't have sent it out this soon, IMO,
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,665
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       07 Apr 2015 #62

    badrobot said: View Post
    I rest my case with the start menu.
    I'm at peace with the Classic Shell.
    And I have no third party Start Menu apps on my computers. Each and every one of them lacks something, so if I'm not going to be satisfied with any of them, why not leave well enough (the Windows Start Menu) alone.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       07 Apr 2015 #63

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Spartan is a work in progress and you really can't judge it this early on. Heck, MS really shouldn't have sent it out this soon, IMO,
    Well, it's still a tech preview. Don't expect everything to work as it should.

    I have to keep reminding myself that it's still a preview and it's going to have a few bugs here and there.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       07 Apr 2015 #64

    Chuck38 said: View Post
    Yes, but I shouldn't have to install a third-party start menu.

    And really, would it be that hard to add more customization options?
    Everyone agrees with you there. No to 3rd party. But 3rd party knows what we want better. Plus, they are not really that hard to install anyway. Some people even do it the hardcore way... Regedit.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Apr 2015 #65

    Chuck38 said: View Post
    Well, it's still a tech preview. Don't expect everything to work as it should.

    I have to keep reminding myself that it's still a preview and it's going to have a few bugs here and there.
    +1000 And given how early in the development cycle Win10 is I have to say I'm impressed.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Apr 2015 #66

    badrobot said: View Post
    Everyone agrees with you there. No to 3rd party. But 3rd party knows what we want better. Plus, they are not really that hard to install anyway. Some people even do it the hardcore way... Regedit.
    I only used ClassicShell for Win8.1 because I never liked the implementation of the start menu. As for the new start menu.. it's one of the reasons I like Win10. I like going stock with this OS.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       07 Apr 2015 #67

    Chuck38 said: View Post
    Well, it's still a tech preview. Don't expect everything to work as it should.

    I have to keep reminding myself that it's still a preview and it's going to have a few bugs here and there.
    I accepted that fact already. It's unusable the way it is right now. It's an interactive demo. I only open it up to see the progress. Chrome is still my default browser. Thank goodness Spartan can at least download Chrome.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       07 Apr 2015 #68

    badrobot said: View Post
    Everyone agrees with you there. No to 3rd party. But 3rd party knows what we want better. Plus, they are not really that hard to install anyway. Some people even do it the hardcore way... Regedit.
    Well, I have been eying Start10 from Stardock.

    If the Start Menu doesn't get any better than I may buy it.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       07 Apr 2015 #69

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    More likely they will announce they are Buying Linux. As in all of it. Every distro. Guys with black shirts white ties and striped suits will simultaneously make offers "that can't be refused." The tip off the rumor is true will be if Linus Torvalds is reported missing within 24 hours of that date.
    Doesn't matter it can still be ported GPL, so we would still have open source


    swarfega said: View Post
    I don't think Windows 10 10049 is anywhere near ready for general release yet. I hope its a finished Spartan they're talking about.
    I had problem getting both 10041 & 10049 on my dell system. It is not ready for prime time.


    All,
    Free surface pro computer but you have to pay $10.00 a month to use it
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       07 Apr 2015 #70

    @badrobot

    badrobot said: View Post
    Everyone agrees with you there. No to 3rd party. But 3rd party knows what we want better. Plus, they are not really that hard to install anyway. Some people even do it the hardcore way... Regedit.
    :

    I maybe confused. I use mostly 3rd party software. I use very little Microsoft stuff besides the Operating system. Here is the stuff that I use rarely--Wordpad, Notepad, and Internet Explorer. I do use Microsoft Work 7.0 database a lot but it is checkbook program I made. I am also using sticky notes more.

    badrobot said: View Post
    I accepted that fact already. It's unusable the way it is right now. It's an interactive demo. I only open it up to see the progress. Chrome is still my default browser. Thank goodness Spartan can at least download Chrome.

    Internet explorer is still there, just look for it, in what is called the app menu now. I.E. is not pinned to taskbar anymore unless you do it yourself.
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