Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Dec 2013 22:43 UTC

Two changes supposedly coming to the next version of Windows, according to veteran Paul Thurrott:

Metro apps running in windows on the desktop. As you can today with third-party utilities such as ModernMix, the next version of Windows will let users optionally run Metro apps in floating windows on the desktop.

Start menu. After bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1, Microsoft will take the next logical step in the next Windows version and make the Start menu available as an option. It's possible this will appear only on those product versions that support the desktop.

This would be Microsoft admitting they got Windows 8 all wrong.

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- For the last part, about keyboard, it is not so much ribbon related that the way Microsoft never shows keyboard shortcuts. There were almost absent in menus, they could appear in help bubbles on the ribbon elements.

Unlike Macs which show a lot of keyboard shortcuts.

The ribbon could be reflowing, like a responsive website. It would be interesting. Made of live tiles à la "Metro".

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