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[Verge] Microsoft is bringing the Start Menu back

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Millions asked for it, and Microsoft is providing it: the old Start Menu is coming back. Kind of. At its Build conference today, Microsoft announced a new Start Menu that looks like a hybrid of the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8. It's around the same size as the Windows 7 menu, but also features miniature Live Tiles along one side.

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Edited by Alatar - 4/2/14 at 11:03am
 
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Now that's something I can live with.
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Awesome news. And its too late for April Fools so it must be true... Good thing they changed their mind.
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As long as I can use that style start menu at my desktop but force the Windows button to show the full-screen start menu on my Surface Pro, we'll be happy. smile.gif

The Windows 8/8.1 style start screen works great for a touchscreen like the Surface and I would hate to have to navigate this new menu on a touchscreen.
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Yay!
     
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I'll stick to Classic Shell.
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Updated the OP with a more complete and better article.
 
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Nice, but I wonder if they'll let you expand the amount of tiles on the menu.
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Yes... This revolutionary feature was finally implement into the OS only after 6-months of arduous teeth pulling and tears shedding.

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This I like and could deal with , is it worth getting 8.1 or is windows 9 due out this year ?
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