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[2]: Ummm ...
by Luminair on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Ummm ..."
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does that mean it's not a rumor?

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RE[3]: Ummm ...
by Nelson on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 19:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Ummm ..."
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Oh come on, sometimes the criticism is warranted but this is actually a well sourced rumor with a lot of different people backing it up. MJF, Paul Thurrot, and Tom Warren have excellent track records when it comes to Windows leaks.

Hell, usually if MJF says it, it will happen in exactly that way. I've never seen a more connected person to Microsoft.

Its pretty much a given at this point. Thom didn't exactly pull this figure from a blog.

Besides, it says "The Verge confirms" not "OSNews confirms". I have faith in the intellectual ability of users here to be able to apply a grain of salt where they deem necessary, especially when Thom is forthcoming about it being an external link.

Rumors are still news, and if TW, MJF, and PT have got it wrong, then it is a terrible lack of judgement and lack of good journalism on their part. That's on them, not Thom.

You have all the appropriate caveats.

Edited 2013-04-22 19:46 UTC

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