Missing the start button in Windows 8? It looks like Microsoft is bringing it back with the next version of the Windows operating system, according to a report from The Verge. According to them, it will act as a method to simply access the Start Screen, and will not include the traditional Start Menu. The new start button is said to be very similar to the Windows button used in the Charm bar.
As a Microsoft consumer, I welcome back this change. Many consumers were upset that Microsoft chose to ditch this in replacement of their new start screen. It was a major change since they implemented this in Windows 95, and consumers have gotten used to this since. But the removal was one of my complaints with the new Windows 8 OS. These changes may be moving away from “tablet-like” software running on desktops, yet another reason why the new Windows 8 may not be faring well for desktop customers.
Microsoft removed the Start Button as a result of their Customer Experience Improvement Program. The preview for the next Windows Operating System will be released before the final update, so until then, we’ll have to wait to see if this is true or not.
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