+ 0 Votes Staying on Windows 7 and OSX Snow Leopard here... SmartAceW0LF November 8, 2013 at 8:01pm PST Not even remotely interested in 8. In times I have no choice other than to deal with it, (clients PC) I encourage them to purchase Start8. This eases the frustration some. But even Start8 could not restore the Start "MENU" on the last box I installed it on. Not sure if it was a fluke or whether MS issued a fix to render Object Desktops app useless in that regard. Either way, my displeasure with 8 has only increased the more I am exposed to it. I honestly have not been able to recognize a single advantage in any of the changes made. As such, the frustration intensifies. I have, in the past been reticent to changes in the Windows OS. Nonetheless, with continued usage, the advantages experienced with the changes becomes apparent and I embrace it with enthusiasm. The changes made in Windows 8 have not reflected a single advantage in function or production to me. I continue to look though. I continue to think that as there are enough people whose opinions in the past have mattered to me who cite the OS's improved features, that perhaps I am missing something. So, to me, the question persists. Why? I want the real answer, not the pretext or the whitewash. + 2 Votes I'm confident it will make things worse... Slayer_ July 3, 2013 at 6:16am PST Check it out.http://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthof/2013/07/02/microsoft-to-add-bing-ads-to-windows-8-1-search/ + 0 Votes Yuck jasonhiner Moderator July 3, 2013 at 6:28am PST In general, Microsoft has gone overboard in integrating web services into the desktop. There are aspects of it that are useful and pretty well-implemented (like SkyDrive) but Microsoft is being much too heavy-handed about it and needs to give users easier ways to opt out. + 1 Votes not even considering 8 PurpleSkys Moderator July 3, 2013 at 10:41am PST in any way, shape, or form...I'll stick with 7 til the next one...and even then, it'll depend on what it looks like. + 1 Votes not even considering 8 PurpleSkys Moderator July 3, 2013 at 10:41am PST in any way, shape, or form...I'll stick with 7 til the next one...and even then, it'll depend on what it looks like.