Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Windows 9 is more likely to bring the start menu back

The first thing that comes into mind when talking about Windows 8.x is the missing start menu. In fact people seem to go crazy without the start menu.Windows 7 was the last OS which shipped with a start menu, Windows 8 is completely different from previous versions of Windows. Microsoft designed this OS for both touch and keyboard-mouse combo . Touch users love the new interface but other users don't like the idea of one OS for all the devices. Windows 8.1 brought back the start button with a improved the context menu for Win+X which shows the power option such as shutdown. 

Now Windows 8.1 update 1 is getting ready to hit the market as soon as April. This is impressive because in the past, new Windows came with a gap of 2 to 3 years of gap. It is going to bring all the updates which were released since Windows 8.1, just like a service pack but it does add some new features to Windows 8.1 to make it better. So lot of people rushed to suggest that the start menu might be included in the update. But Microsoft has other plans as it wants Windows 8.x without a start menu all through it's lifetime. None of the screenshots released in the web show sign of the start menu.

Windows 9 might come with a re-branded start menu,ability to run apps in Desktop,notification center and more. It turns out that Microsoft is actually planning to wait until Windows 9 to reintroduce the Start Menu, which would pretty much make sense, especially because the company is working to make this future release a lot more familiar for desktop users. 

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