a "start SCREEN" in windows before this because there never was a need for it since there is a prominent START BUTTON. The only reason you would want to do something this way would be if you have a small device where menus don't show up very well, but on MY PHONE there are menus, and they work quite well, without using a touchscreen, even, so that disproves that this interface is for smaller devices, either. Touch screens are the way someone had to put UN-neccesary CHEAP equipment that will BREAK together and charge more for it, rather than using durable buttons, which makes sense, and you don't have to continually WIPE OFF to see what you're trying to view, and costs less to build.
Quite simply, I don't need Windows 7, either, don't like how it works, nor the horrible UI changes they made to it. I have XP, and even IT doesn't work properly like Windows 2000 did. I have my XP set to Classic, and it still doesn't work properly, like it should. I had to DO A WORKaround to put picture backgrounds in my folders for instance... They took too much out, and put in too much garbage no one needs, as they do with every version. They should have quit while they were ahead with Windows 2000, and let the innovation occur on Linux, where at least it's FREE and you can do things HOWEVER you want. Old versions work and you're not FORCED to get a new version if you don't want to, simply because you bought new hardware. Typically I USED TO run whatever came on the machine, and would NOT update, as that always caused problems. Updates from Microsoft that would cause a machine never to reboot again, caused this phobia, and they haven't gotten much better with it from what I can see. NOW I simply want to buy hardware, and not have some particular OS shoved on there by the manufacturer. APPLE could listen to this as well, they should get rid of their proprietary software and allow people to choose, at first startup, whether they want Linux, Windows (pick a version) or Mac. There is no reason to bundle software with a machine, other than a small device that needs it to say, connect to a cel network, to talk on. (And there is NO reason I want to use my phone browse the internet, unless my modem hooks it to my COMPUTER to do so.
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