Originally Posted by macks
The start screen is more functional with a remote than the start button ever was... I guess the kb/mouse people might disagree with me.
Nah, I'm a kb/mouse person and the whole Win8 "Start" screen hatred is way overblown IMO. The computer comes on and I am one click from the desktop. I am also a single click from what I want to be doing. For example, I almost always start by loading Firefox. Windows 8 loads, I click Firefox from the Start menu, the desktop loads and Firefox pops up. This is pretty much the same process as Windows 7, except I saw a nice panel of program tiles at the beginning.
My only wish is the Start screen supported a gamepad input the way the Xbox360 does. That way I could get to Steam Big Picture mode without touching a mouse.
btw, Windows 8 is very happy with SSD and 16gigs of RAM. Edited by DaverJ - 3/11/13 at 8:15am