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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I feel your pain.

We had it in 1998, but we got rid to it. In 2008 we merged with another company and we got it back. We were all very upset. I used the Mac and Linux versions, but they were even worse than the Windows one.

The Mac version kept crashing and the Linux version, which also crashed a lot, kept breaking with each update despite me using Ubuntu and Notes on Ubuntu being "supported".

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