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[6]: Even if they do...
by Alfman on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 22:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Even if they do..."
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"No. Leaked builds of Windows showed they're acting on feedback and improving Metro in ways that reduce the need to jump back and forth between environments."

The solution is dead obvious to everyone else: make metro optional! This is _exactly_ what we've been asking for from the start, and it still rings true. It would make the windows 8 desktop a perfect upgrade from the windows 7 desktop.

"Microsoft needs eyeballs on the Windows Store, and this is how they do it."

Yes I know, their agenda is at odds with making windows 8 better for desktop users.

Edited 2013-04-22 22:14 UTC

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