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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"It's most likely grouped the same way in the ribbon interface. Only now it's a huge mess on each tab..

I can't win with you guys, the home tab:

You will notice:

* Font settings and style is in the font grouping
* Paragraphs settings and style is in the paragraph grouping
* Style settings are in the Styles group.

I could go on for every grouping ... but I won't.

Again each section is clearly labelled, and everything is logically grouped.

Compare this to Word 2003:

I honestly cannot fathom why anyone would think the Word 2007 ribbon interface isn't logical and well thought compared to what was there before.

Look at the pictures again and tell me which picture is the cleanest. Why would i want to look at stuff i am not gonna use? Lets say i would like to do a heading (styles). Then i can not see the relevans of the other 4 items

If you are going to blather on about familiarity, as far as I am concerned it is fifth monkey effect.

No i am leaving Windows behind...

The reason i do not like the ribbon is that it's a huge mess when people like my self only use office 2-3 times a month.

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