Microsoft‘s Windows 8 has gained significant traction among the desktop users. However, most users typically miss the familiar interface of earlier versions. To appease them, Microsoft is now bringing back the full Start menu.
The problem with Windows 8 is that it arrived with many drastic changes. The entire desktop was revamped so that there was no Start button, no Start menu and a very unfamiliar Metro user interface. This essentially confused a whole lot of users and was they key reason why many shied away from Windows 8.
Those who started using the OS had to undergo a significant learning curve before they could use it with ease. Microsoft has taken the cue, thankfully, and with each subsequent update, the company has tried to make things easier for the users. In Windows 8.1, for instance, Microsoft brought back the ‘Start‘ button, to a lot of appreciation from all quarters.
And now, rumors have it that Microsoft is bringing back the full Start menu with the Windows 8.2 release. The Start menu had been around since 1995, until the company decided to drop it in Windows 8. Naturally, most of us Windows users are in habit of a Start menu which is an incredibly useful tool for the purposes of navigation through the OS.
So if Microsoft is indeed bringing back Start menu, this will be an excellent step. Not only will it make things easier for current Windows 8 users, it will also entice others to finally jump the Windows 8 bandwagon.
Source: Paul Thurott
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