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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RE[2]: Not ALL wrong
by WorknMan on Tue 10th Dec 2013 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Not ALL wrong"
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To be honest, I think Metro was a mistake on any device. Having used a Windows Phone for a few months, I found it one of the most horrible and counter intuitive mobile OSs I've used since the days of Samsung's pre-Android dumb phones.

*shrug* I don't have a clue, since I've never used it on a mobile device. But a lot of people seem to love it.

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