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What if Microsoft relented and granted users who are lukewarm about Windows 8 two of their biggest requests: Allow those who want to boot straight to the desktop, and bring back the Start button with Windows Blue, a.k.a. Windows 8.1?
Though supposedly not part of the original plan for Blue, these two UI options are looking more likely.Is Microsoft About to Relent and Bring Back The Start Button and Boot To Desktop [zdnet.com]
Maybe They Should Just Call It Windows 7.8
Windows 8.1 is bringing back some familiar parts of Windows 7
Mary Jo Foley has reported on Microsoftís plans to bring back the Start button and allow customers to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1 And Iíve separately confirmed that this is really happening, with the Start button, in particular, driven by upper management, which overruled objections from the Windows team. And while there are certainly questions about these decisions, I think we should narrow the discussion to the core concerns: Why now? And why didnít Microsoft simply design Windows 8 this way from the beginning?