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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Alfman on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 15:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

MOS6510,

Hmm, it wouldn't let me vote you up.

I thought they might have finally given users the option to disable the annoying (IMHO) jump between desktop and metro modes. If so, I'd have been ready to buy a windows 8 copy to upgrade a windows machine still running xp. I really don't want to hand them any money as long as they're so adamant about ignoring what customers want.

Damn it MS, just give users back the choice already.

Edited 2013-04-22 15:23 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 15:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I hope you weren't pressured in to voting me up!

If Microsoft made Windows 8 boot in to classic and gave it back the Start button AND offered the Metro bit, which I think of as a tablet emulator, they'd have a great Windows.

Windows 7 was/is great and Windows 8 is even faster.

But right now it feels like Windows 8 is two unfinished operating systems meshed in to a single one. The Metro side is missing stuff, the classic desktop side is missing stuff (although not as much).

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