I decided to try the beta version of Windows 8--I immediately didn't like it! I decided to be fair I would give it a month for me to get used to it. I still didn't like it, I turned my computer on and clicked on the desktop square and then tried to do all my usual work and discovered that I used the start button much more frequently that I than I thought.
I used several of Tech Republics info articles to add a start button and to find out how to find other things that I use frequently, and I hated it. When the month was up I redid my computer with Windows 7 and it works fine.
One of my questions is "Is this Windows 8 getting such bad reviews that they have to run a cheap sale to even get it to sell.
The other question is what is wrong with keeping a standard Windows version for desktops and laptops and having a different version that works on tablets and phones and other small computing devices. I borrowed a tablet from my daughter and tried it for a week and I don't want one unless I can install windows starter on it and use it that way.
I have a version of linux on another laptop and I can use it without a problem.
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