Windows 9 Start Menu spotted

A screenshot has surfaced on the web via the My Digital Life forums showing what appears to be a very early build of the Windows 9 start menu. To facilitate both tablet and desktop users, they’ve essentially combined that of the Windows 7 start menu and Windows 8 tile interface to bring the best of both worlds.

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proudly_X1468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

I was a huge fan of Windows 8, but I later found out the Metro suddenly become obsolete.

I think I have to agree with Tim Cook " Our competition is different. They’re confused. They chased after netbooks, now they’re trying to make PCs into tablets and tablets into PCs. Who knows that they’ll do next? I can’t answer that question, but I can tell you that we’re focused."

I do hope Microsoft get their act together with Win 9

iamnsuperman1468d ago

I think Microsoft's biggest problem is the Metro design. Few love it but I think it puts people off. It is too cluttered (especially on mobile devices). I think Microsoft needs to go back to the drawing board and stop trying to make tablets laptops.

Also I find it funny Apple making pot shots at Microsoft when they themselves need to sort themselves out.

dcbronco1468d ago

Too cluttered? You can remove tiles you don't want. Unclutter it. I think a vocal few went off on Metro and the wagon got crowded. I do understand that it was not for the majority of PCs and Microsoft tried to force peoples hands.

Soldierone1468d ago

@above. A few people did not go off, a LOT of people did.

It's a sign of MS not listening to their customers at all. During the entire battle between Apple and MS, what were PC fans proud of? Being a more "complicated" OS if they wanted it to be. It wasn't "stupid friendly," yet still easy to use. It was great for business purposes and schools.

So what does MS decide to do? Go the complete opposite direction...

Shoving a tablet interface down PC fans throats is not a great idea. There is a reason these people are using PC's and not tablets, so why push them into it?

DragoonsScaleLegends1468d ago

Windows 9 better be a free update for windows 8 users or I'm through with windows,

Zichu1468d ago

I never "upgraded" to Windows 8, I've had Windows 7 since the beginning and it's great. I didn't like the Metro style for Windows.

W9 does look like an improvement and I would consider upgrading to it if they stick to this design.

Jrmy841468d ago

I'm with you on that, still running windows 7 ultimate.

Cueil1468d ago

you're running an inferior OS... Win8.x is better in all the important aspects

Adexus1468d ago

I'm sure MS announced this start menu will be in Windows 8 in an update in August, think it's too early for Windows 9.

Speed-Racer1468d ago

It was delayed a number of times, but yea it was announced.

Soupaman661468d ago

God, everybody is so slow.
They already announced this as a windows 8.1 update months ago

Honestly, I dont like this design. The right side should have been the left because the left has a huge recents list that most of the time doesnt have the apps I use fequently and pinned apps above it which is supposed to be the right side. I need the windows 7 start right side for the folders(user,music,video,pictu res,download, control panel).

I posted a better design here

DragoonsScaleLegends1468d ago

Your design makes the apps look out of place. Windows 7 is uglier than windows 8 and it doesn't look that good. All the articles coming out lately have said that the start menu has been pushed back to windows 9.

Soupaman661468d ago

Can you explain the out of place? Even if people are saying its being pushed back, we already have a video of it. Why is a picture months after some big news?

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