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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant - Puts the desktop back for non tablet users!"

    January 30, 2013  |   By GrahamSivill

    Pros

    Adds back the functionality for desktop users that Microsoft should make as a windows setting in control panel, i.e. if you are a desktop user with multiple screens and a mouse and NEVER want to poke around on your screen with your finger, then this gives you what you want. I just do not understand why Microsoft can't get this. Metro is to Windows what Duplo is to Lego!

    Cons

    None, but have a look at "Start8" by Stardock Software before buying either and pick your favourite.

    Summary

    The developer community gives us what Microsoft should have done right from the start, the option to turn off the awful new start screen and give us back our productivity. I love Metro and the start screen on my tablet, I absolutely hate it on my dual screen desktop productivity box.

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