- Jan 21, 2018
I've used various 'Start' add-ons for similar reasons, and I doubt whether we'll be unlikely to not need them in the near future either for similar reasons. MS seems to like telling us about their new bling to get us to use it before what is under the hood actually works like its claimed to, bells and whistles and shiny new things attract some. It sounds like we're similar in wanting the guts to do as intended instead. Its a way of getting a lot more unwitting 'beta' testers onboard who were not so inclined to take on the type of role that the 'insiders' signed up for with the pre-full release testing. Monthly updates can still make me feel like a 'beta' tester (are you reading this Satya Nadella?). There are undoubtedly some good intentions and implementations that come with each Windows version release, 11 didn't swing it for me particularly, like 8 didn't, but I'm hopeful that 12 might.I'm not a great believer in the theory that MS have a cycle of one good, one bad OS release, but 7 & 10 were nearer the mark in my viewWith all Windows versions starting with 7, I just run StartDock Start 7 or Start 10. I have not used the new Windows UI since I don't care for it. All I care about is what's inside and not what's outside. I am used to the old Windows UI so I just use it, and extra $5 to customize the windows to your liking is not much and yet you get all the benefits that come with the new generation of enhancements and streamlining's that come with each windows iteration.