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Microsoft Windows Start Menu delayed until next year, sources say

The long-awaited reintroduction of Windows' Start Menu may not appear until 2015.

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Tamlin Magee
Published Mon, Jun 2 2014 8:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Windows 8.1 Update 2 may not be the one to restore the fabled "Start Menu" to the operating system, according to a report from ZDNet.

It's not official but ZDNet's All About Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley claims multiple reliable sources, who have had "good track records" on Windows information, support the claim.

Microsoft Windows Start Menu delayed until next year, sources say | TweakTown.com

It was expected a version of the Start Menu would appear in a Windows update this year, but Foley's sources tell her it will be delayed until the Threshold release - the mysterious major update that may or may not be Windows 9.

Microsoft's Terry Myerson did say that the Start Menu will find its way into the "next iteration" of the Windows OS, however, it's not clear if that means a big overhaul or simply an update.

Either way, the buzz about a return to the start menu is perhaps indicative of nostalgia for the old, corner-loitering do-all button.

NEWS SOURCE:zdnet.com

Tamlin Magee is based in London. His name can be found around the web and in print, and he's mostly interested in the ways the rapid rate of technological development is affecting us and our surroundings.

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