Windows Start Button Resurrected
Microsoft’s New Windows 8.1 Ad Shows Off The Start Button!
With Windows 8 now the go to operating system for consumers and business users alike, Microsoft is hoping that bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1 will make users fall in love with its newest operating system.
Users told Microsoft not to kill the Start button. Even Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen publicly griped about its loss when he reviewed an early version of Windows 8. After a lot of soul searching, Microsoft saw the light and listened to users.
Bringing it back is a step in the right direction, but, as mentioned before, if you already tried Windows 8, and hated it, Windows 8.1 probably won’t change your mind, Start button or not. The bigger problem is that the user interface just isn’t intuitive in a whole bunch of ways. It’s almost downright confusing. But, we have little choice in the matter, aside from abandoning PC’s and jumping to a MAC or Linux based system, we’ll all need to learn to like it.
On top of that – April of next year is the drop dead date for Windows XP’s extended support & security updates so if you don’t make a change before April 9th 2014, you’ll be surfing the net with a 12 year old operating system (that’s ancient in technology terms). When Windows XP was first developed the internet was a different place. Smartphones were non-existent, laptops were a luxury and tablet computers were a thing of science fiction
That said, here’s a YouTube video showing how the revived Start button will look when Windows 8.1 is released to the public on Oct. 18:
Updated Windows 8.1 Demo