Who's afraid of the Start Screen of Windows 8? We are beginning to make us more and more often this question more and more often we are answering that, no, to be afraid Metro interface and its live tiles are not users, they are probably the manufacturers of PC. After Samsung, in fact, Toshiba has announced that its upcoming PC - now available for bookings - will be equipped with software that can emulate the functions of the Start menu in Vista and Seven.
The application in question was renamed Toshiba Desktop Assist and, in contrast to that of Samsung that will only be available as an optional download, it will come pre-installed on all PCs with Windows 8 marketed by the Japanese.
In addition to the Desktop Assist, Toshiba "will put" in his computer also 3 other apps: Toshiba Central that will collect in one place the user manuals, information for technical support and how to videos about the system, the eBook reader Toshiba Book Place with attached marketplace and news aggregator Toshiba News Place. Nothing you missed it, frankly.
But the real point on which to focus remain the Start Menu alternative. We were the first to criticize Microsoft when it is declared against this type of solution, but maybe now you're exaggerating.
In short, they are welcome five, ten - even twenty - Start Menu alternative made by third-party software house. Everyone should be free to use your computer as it sees fit. But then if we bring the manufacturers of PC to "stir up" the users towards products that slow understanding of the new system rather than speed it up, it means that something is wrong.
Someone is afraid of Windows 8, and now we know who.