I agree that dropping the Start menu was a mistake
At least we need an option to use it on a notebook or desktop. However, you can reasonably easily work around it using the taskbar, and desktop and quicklaunch toolbars, which between them allow around 100 programs or functions to be run with one or two clicks in desktop mode. I put primary programs on the taskbar, secondary programs on the desktop toolbar and functions on quicklaunch.
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