Windows 8 to regain the Start button

Microsoft may recant its Windows 8 design theology, bloggers reported Tuesday, by offering Windows 8 users an option to bypass the “Modern” UI and by restoring the Start button and menu to the beleaguered operating system.

Here’s an idea: When you make significant changes to your operating system, make sure they make sense first.



  • imthedude

    Take’r easy Peter, there’s still no compromises!

  • Mother Hydra

    Change for the sake of change. This seems to be the pattern for MS- come out with great OS, come out with shitty OS, REPEAT.

  • http://twitter.com/GrumpusNation James Baker

    I’d really like to save this page as, but I’m on Lion…

    • http://twitter.com/NWNirvana The Dictator

      Wow talk about putting your shoe in your mouth.

    • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

      See the File menu? It’s the one beside Safari. Click it. Then click Save As…

      There ya go.

    • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

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  • def4

    I’ve been using shortcuts (like I used to in Windows 3.1) and apps pinned to taskbar (like OS X dock) to cope with desktop Windows 8 and avoid Metro.

  • def4

    I’ve been using shortcuts (like I used to in Windows 3.1) and apps pinned to taskbar (like OS X dock) to cope with desktop Windows 8 and avoid Metro.

  • http://twitter.com/marathonmanjh James Hughes

    Is anyone really sick of the overuse of the word “beleaguered” as much as I am? Everyone it seems is or has some beleaguered product these days. What will we do? Apple and Microsoft are both dooooooomed!!!

    • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

      The word beleaguered needs to be beleaguered.

      • adrianoconnor

        I don’t think you can beleaguer something, as a verb, can you? Surely it’s either beleaguered or it’s not? And I agree with OP; fewer things are beleaguered than are usually claimed.

        Oh, I just right clicked beleaguer and did ‘Look up in dictionary’. It is a verb. I guess that took the wind out of my sails.

  • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

    I hope this is true, but this seems to be another “unnamed sources” thing. Microsoft could still dig in on this (though I doubt it’s in their nature).

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    Too funny. You have to wonder what mid-level management meetings in Redmond sound like these days. I’d pay money for a weekly audio podcast of recordings. Buzzword fertilizer.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

    Nothing shows the courage of your convictions like backtracking.