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

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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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by Adurbe on Tue 10th Dec 2013 10:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
Adurbe
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Actually I blame the developers for the incompleteness of the apps themselves.

Modern UI and Windows 8 themselves are complete. The issue is that the devs who have focused on it have built apps that belong on a phone and wonder why they are not useful on the desktop...

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