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

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 Kivada on Sat 13th Sep 2014 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Most of us just changed the desktop as there are plenty to choose from in the repos or moved to an Ubuntu based distro like Mint.

I was using Ubuntu with XFCE and LXDE up till Mint 13 came out with a fully integrated Mate/Gnome2.32 desktop and have been using that ever since.

I may go back to Ubuntu this fall if it's true that Matebuntu will be an official spin.

Edited 2014-09-13 18:21 UTC

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