Quantcast
Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future


1:00 AM on 04.24.2014
WindowsWindows Start Menu slated to return in the near future photo



In a marked change of pace for typical Windows releases, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox software division, demonstrated a prototype build of a hybridized Start Menu. Combining the classic function of the Start button, along with the ability to dock live tiles inside of the menu, this heralds the possibility of the mobile/desktop integration that Microsoft has been touting as finally becoming a reality. This update comes as a pleasant surprise as Windows 8’s development roadmap was only believed to contain one major update, which has already been released as Windows 8.1.

Also in the works for this new update is the ability to run Metro apps in, well, windows. Crazy, right? This could be a major boon to Microsoft’s storefront, which unfortunately seems to go unnoticed due to those apps being dependent on the Metro interface. I know I wouldn’t mind so much having alternate means of using my favorite websites if they didn’t explode into my face every time I clicked on them. Figuratively, of course.

Down the road for Windows development is the merging of Windows RT and Windows Phone into a singular entity responsible for powering smaller devices. Microsoft has announced that this new version would be free for any device whose screen is under 9 inches. This merger is indicated to be part of a big move for the release of Windows 9, slated for Spring 2015.

Look for Windows 8.2 or whatever it’s going to be called in August 2014. Hopefully they won’t push this update back until Windows 9. For those of you who just can’t wait for that good ol' Start Menu lovin', there are still alternatives such as Classic Shell or Start8.

Windows 8 Start Menu set to return in August [The Verge]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Microsoft

2:00 PM on 09.16.2014
Download Halo: Reach for free with Xbox Live Gold

Now through September 30, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download Halo: Reach for free through Microsoft's Games with Gold program. And those of you with an Xbox One still have the rest of the month to nab the excellent Super...more



8:15 AM on 09.15.2014
It's official: Microsoft bought Mojang, creator of Minecraft

[Update: Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Notch have chimed in with their own statements. Spencer is obviously excited (and confirms that Minecon still exists), and Notch gives us a look at his mindset over the past few year...more



1:00 PM on 09.12.2014
That Xbox 360 is blue!

Consoles sporting nontraditional colors can be hit or miss, but I have to say, I'm liking this blue Xbox 360. It'll be available starting October 7 in the US at Walmart with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Ghosts, a...more



View all Microsoft






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more