Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Sep 2014 22:06 UTC, submitted by Orichalcum
Windows

Microsoft may have demonstrated its new Start menu earlier this year, but thanks to a recent "Windows 9" leak we're now seeing every single part of the company’s plans for bringing back this popular feature. German site WinFuture has posted a two-minute video that demonstrates how the Start menu works in the next major release of Windows. As you'd expect, it's very similar to what Microsoft demonstrated with traditional apps mixing with modern apps (and their Live Tiles) into a familiar Start menu.

It boggles my mind why Microsoft doesn't just remove Metro from the desktop altogether. Is there anyone who wants to run those comically large touch-optimised applications in windows on their desktop? Why not restrict Metro to where it belongs, i.e., mobile? Why all this extra work?

It just doesn't seem to make any sense.

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by Hiev on Fri 12th Sep 2014 22:33 UTC
Hiev
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Is there anyone who wants to run those comically large thouch-optimised applications in windows on their desktop?

What is wrong with windowed metro apps?

And I bet this start menu will be cloned by Linux Desktops, I guarantee it.

Edited 2014-09-12 22:48 UTC

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