I assume they mean that it hooks into the OS-level proxy settings. That is a good thing, I hate configuring my proxy settings over and over and over for every application when the OS already has a setting for it.
But it isn't a limitation, last I checked there was a command line parameter for forcing use of a proxy. So just make a launcher app that forces Chrome to use Tor. You should be able to even launch a Tor-using Chrome side-by-side with a non-Tor Chrome if you set it up right (using --user-data-dir to make a new Chrome profile and instance instead of using a local user profile and instance).
in addition to having lost citizens in the crash
I would think so too, but apparently as of this morning we're still not sure any Americans were even on board (?!?!) despite knowing when it happened that there were 23 on board. Of course maybe they're referring to actually finding and identifying bodies, I dunno.
The Start Screen made a few critical improvements to the Start Menu, it just had the misfortune of being bundled with Metro.
Namely, it eliminated a few problems caused by third-party developers cluttering up the Start Menu with extraneous folders and shortcuts (no more nested folders). Now you can have a better organized Start Screen but still have access to all those extra shortcuts if you need them.
Bringing these enhancements back to the desktop would certainly be welcome, at least by me. Also, IIRC Tiles support was already announced for the Windows 9 Start Menu. So, like Android widgets or the already-existing desktop Gadgets... could be useful. I probably won't use them, though, except maybe for the weather.
4 needs to be "start a class-action suit against the ACTUAL fraudsters". IIRC there was a story floating around the internet about such a lawsuit recently and the backers won.
Of course, this is because the kickstarter was a scam. If the actual product isn't delivered but the company was acting in good faith, you have no case. You're not guaranteed to get anything out of a kickstarter; it's an investment, and some investments fail.
The problem I have for Windows 8 is that the keyboard DOES pop up when hitting a textbox... when I have a hardware keyboard attached.
That said, I am developing a touch-friendly web app, so as a cube farm drone, touch is very useful for me.