Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Dec 2013 22:43 UTC

Two changes supposedly coming to the next version of Windows, according to veteran Paul Thurrott:

Metro apps running in windows on the desktop. As you can today with third-party utilities such as ModernMix, the next version of Windows will let users optionally run Metro apps in floating windows on the desktop.

Start menu. After bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1, Microsoft will take the next logical step in the next Windows version and make the Start menu available as an option. It's possible this will appear only on those product versions that support the desktop.

This would be Microsoft admitting they got Windows 8 all wrong.

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by ronaldst on Tue 10th Dec 2013 09:21 UTC
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> "This would be Microsoft admitting they got Windows 8 all wrong."

This is more of a rumour.

Windows 8 is still incomplete. And most apps (99% of them) are terrible or have below features parity with their previous equivalent on the desktop. Older Windows Live apps versus their newer equivalent Metro apps.

There are still no worthwhile apps out there. And still no complex Metro app made for showcase.

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