Originally Posted by Challenger2uk
If I am not mistaken 8.1 brings the start button back so you don't have the tablet feel/look. On top of that there is a number of apps that changes desktops feel/look. Setting that to one side I have notice a lot of programs saying works better on windows 8, has added features on windows 8, only works on windows 8. I am going to stay on 7 until 8 becomes completely mandatory or until 9.
The "start button" on 8.1 simply takes you back to the Metro crap. If you right click on it, itll bring up a list of programs and stuff that you can use but I still I dont understand why it just cant be the same old start menu that we've had and used for so long now.
Again, this is a personal preference. If you dont have a problem with Metro, then this wont matter. I personally hate the look and feel of Metro and wont switch for that reason. I prefer the basic, simple, familiar and just plain better UI and Start Button menu of Win 7.