Which is Better? The Start Screen in Windows 8 or the Old Start Menu? [Analysis]

By Akemi Iwaya on April 13th, 2012

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Microsoft’s emphasis on the new Metro UI Start Screen in Windows 8, but when it comes down to it which is really better? The Start Screen in Windows 8 or the old Start Menu? Tech blog 7 Tutorials has done a quick analysis to see which one actually works better (and faster) when launching applications and doing searches.

Images courtesy of 7 Tutorials.

You can view the results and a comparison table by visiting the blog post linked below.

Windows 8 Analysis: Is the Start Screen an Improvement vs. the Start Menu? [7 Tutorials]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/13/12
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