Microsoft plans to bring back the start menu until the release of Windows Threshold
In the beginning of this week, there were rumors about the plans of Microsoft to bring back start menu with the next major update for Windows. However, in a new article published on ZDNet, said that holding the information about the Windows Threshold project claim that Microsoft wants to bring back beloved menu before the official release version of the operating system that the company can be branded as Windows 8.2.
Simply put, the menu may return with Windows 8.1 update 1, which is reported must be started in the spring of 2014. This update is rumored to add support for the Surface in a more compact form factor.
Within the company project work on the return of the start menu called «mini-Start» – most likely because the new menu does not work in fullscreen mode as the start screen in Windows 8 and 8.1. And although ultimately we can receive the same menu as in Windows 7, at this point no one knows exactly how it will look and how it will function. One can only assume that the menu will be as close to the previous options to the end-user does not have to be retrained.
So what was the reason for the sudden rush to return the «start menu»? One of the reasons may be the low sales of Windows 8 computers. In addition, many users and businesses avoid upgrading to Windows 8 – as a rule, due to the tedious process of adjusting to the new interface and the need to retrain workers, which is not small money.