Rumor: Full Start menu in Windows 8.2

SpywareDr

SpywareDr

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Paul Thurrott is reporting that Microsoft will finally be bringing back the full Start menu to the Windows 8.2 desktop mode. Unlike the current Start button that Microsoft added to Windows 8.1, the new Start menu will be much more like the one Windows users have known and loved since Windows 95. Thurrott also says that the new version of Windows will allow for Metro apps to run as floating windows on the desktop screen, something that users can only do right now if they’ve installed third-party applications such as ModernMix.

Thurrott says that while these changes alone may not be enough to make hardcore desktop fans happy, it’s still "a good sign" that Microsoft is "continuing to do the right thing and responding to complaints."

More: PCWorld.com > Report: Windows Start menu to return in Windows 8.2
 
SpywareDr

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#4
If Myerson can get the equivalent of Start8 and ModernMix built right into Windows, Windows might actually become relevant again.
 
DanceMan

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#5
From what I read this may not arrive until 2015. In the meantime, a new version of Linux Mint is out, with a Cinnamon desktop almost devoid of dependence on Gnome and its always changing libraries. Businesses and others with needs to run software programs on Windows will still be stuck, but many home users can switch. The user world would benefit from more linux users to provide pressure to clean up the glitches in the nix world instead of yet another desktop or theme. I like to dream.
 
Shinma

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Haven't touched Linux for the last few months.
Since I'm still using an old ATi x1650 video card, continually ran into freezing issues. Must have tested around six different distros before I found indications that support had ceased a few kernels back.
Support still available in Win7/Vista/XP.
 
Huge

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From what I read this may not arrive until 2015. In the meantime, a new version of Linux Mint is out, with a Cinnamon desktop almost devoid of dependence on Gnome and its always changing libraries. Businesses and others with needs to run software programs on Windows will still be stuck, but many home users can switch. The user world would benefit from more linux users to provide pressure to clean up the glitches in the nix world instead of yet another desktop or theme. I like to dream.
Yeah I saw that the other day (I haven't had a chance to download it yet). Need to replace my other Mint installation on an old netbook.
 

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