Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 12:10 UTC
Windows The Verge confirms an earlier story by Mary Jo Foley. "Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start Screen, and will not include the traditional Start Menu. The button is said to look near-identical to the existing Windows flag used in the Charm bar."
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Ummm ...
by WorknMan on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 12:23 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

The Verge hasn't CONFIRMED anything. The Verge is spreading rumors by siting 'sources familiar with Microsoft's plans', and you are helping facilitate this with your misleading article title.

http://www.osnews.com/story/26930/X_to_release_Y_competitor

Hence, the title of this article should read:

RUMOR: Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button

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RE: Ummm ...
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 12:32 in reply to "Ummm ..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Tom Warren is incredibly trustworthy. If you've been doing this work for as long as I have, you'd know.

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by Luminair on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 19:37 in reply to "RE: Ummm ..."
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

does that mean it's not a rumor?

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RE: Ummm ...
by Kochise on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 14:52 in reply to "Ummm ..."
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Beware, you're going over the... verge !

Kochise

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RE: Ummm ...
by Deviate_X on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 15:33 in reply to "Ummm ..."
Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

The Verge hasn't CONFIRMED anything. The Verge is spreading rumors by siting 'sources familiar with Microsoft's plans', ...
RUMOR: Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button


Ok well, Mary J Foley pretty much verified this last week.

It was the wrong strategy to completely remove the start button without giving people a fallback option. All previous versions of windows gave people the ability to fallback to previous UI designs. Why should Win8 be different!

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