PmRd, on 02 November 2012 - 22:10, said:
the start menu is the greatest thing ever, I can organize all my programs in groups which makes searching for them a lot better.
I'm pretty sure you're not doing "real work" or you never tried Windows 8 to make an ignorant comment like that
Yep, i agree. The Start Menu pretty much does everything i need it to do. The Start Screen on the other hand, is a space-wasting, ugly, disorganized (by default), piece of garbage. It looks like you took the partial contents of the Start Menu and barfed them all up on one disorganized screen. Yes, I know you can organize it manually, but if you take it as Windows sets it up when adding programs, it's absolute rubbish.
The Start Screen does absolutely nothing to promote business productivity - it is desinged in fact for the opposite. It's fine if you want to sit around and look at social news and media updates and cute stuff like that all day. But if you want to be productive in a work setting, you're going to use the Desktop.
To the OP: I'm glad your mom likes Window8. Ignorance seems to be an iherited trait in this case. (sorry, i had to! jk)