Win 8 on my Aspire One has a shutdown button already pinned to the Taskbar. Maybe that's just something Acer did for its netbook version. I haven't seen any other versions of Win 8.
I'll try this hack because I like having a legacy Start screen for the netbook. Thank you, Greg. I don't like the idea of paying to add a Start screen.
The New Win 8 Start screen with its smartphone tile interface is a problem on my netbook because I have to scroll to the right to see the tiles over there, which is as pointless to me as having a touchscreen monitor on a desktop. After I moved all the important tiles to the left, I was able to access the Acer Desktop tile as soon as the tiled Start screen showed up.
Except for the missing legacy Start screen, I don't have any problems with Win 8's GUI. It seems intuitive enough, but because it was built for touch screens, it's not convenient for desktops or notebooks and netbooks.
And since I'm on the topic of touchscreens, I have to say that I bought an ASUS- Google Nexus 7 the other day, tried it out for an hour, got really POed by having to put my fingers all over the screen, and then just gave it (and the 3G SIMM card it needs) to my 16-year-old for Xmas. He loves Android and knew just what to do with it, but I hated it. Give me Windows any day (that doesn't mean that I love MS, just that I have no problems whatsoever understanding how to use Windows even though some of the ways in which the OS and its (and MS Office's) contemporary Win7 & Win8 GUIs have changed are annoyingly whimsical and pointlessly novel.
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