Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
Downgrade to ancient times?
That is a very snide remark. It is also inaccurate.
The classic start menu was in Server 2008. Apparently it was considered important enough, hm? 2008 doesn't seem ancient to me.
Now I know the classic start menu was introduced in Windows 95. So were a lot of things.
Did Devices and Printers
replace Device Manager
? Did Device Stage
? If you don't know, the answer to the question is no
Device Manager was also introduced in Windows 95.
The classic start menu was apparently designed very well, so much so that it was "copied" by various operating system distributions.
Before I get into a long post... let me just state that, (arguably) Windows has been the only viable operating system for computing since Windows 95 (not to mention that Microsoft is a monopoly), and many have grown accustomed to this (Windows 95) start menu. You can hardly blame him.
An interesting point to note. Forcing the classic start menu via Group Policy in Windows 7 litters the Libraries and HomeGroup icons on the desktop, similar to how the policy placed the typical desktop icons on the desktop in previous versions of Windows.
You know, it's funny. The same people who derided users who want(ed) the classic start menu in Windows 7 now complain about the "new" start menu's absence in Windows 8...