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  • 5.0 stars

    "Essential Tool for Windows 8"

    December 8, 2012  |   By dlauber

    Pros

    I've been using Start8 since I set up my Windows 8 Pro dual boot with my existing Windows 7 Pro and, largely thanks to Start8, I've pretty much abandoned Windows 7 for Windows 8. Booting seamlessly into Windows 8 is sweet. Having a "Start" button and menus, is even sweeter. I can switch over to the "Modern" interface when needed (and I don't hate it, but it's terribly inefficient for anybody who actually does real work on a computer).

    Cons

    None. This provides the missing link that Microsoft, in its arrogance and thoughtlessness eliminated from Windows 8.

    Summary

    Get Start8 to make Windows 8 usable. At $4.99, it's a bargain.

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