Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 12:10 UTC
Windows The Verge confirms an earlier story by Mary Jo Foley. "Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start Screen, and will not include the traditional Start Menu. The button is said to look near-identical to the existing Windows flag used in the Charm bar."
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I hope you weren't pressured in to voting me up!

If Microsoft made Windows 8 boot in to classic and gave it back the Start button AND offered the Metro bit, which I think of as a tablet emulator, they'd have a great Windows.

Windows 7 was/is great and Windows 8 is even faster.

But right now it feels like Windows 8 is two unfinished operating systems meshed in to a single one. The Metro side is missing stuff, the classic desktop side is missing stuff (although not as much).

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