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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RE[4]: Not ALL wrong
by WorknMan on Fri 13th Dec 2013 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not ALL wrong"
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Microsoft had more success and market share with the old Windows CE. That tells you something.

That tells me that the iPhone wasn't out back then, or virtually noone would've bothered with Windows CE ;)

And its probably not Metro that's keeping people off of WP, as much as the lack of apps, and Apple's slick marketing department.

Edited 2013-12-13 19:03 UTC

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