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At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft made an announcement that should be music to the ears of thousands of frustrated Windows 8.1 users. In an upcoming update, it’s bringing back the Power and Close buttons to apps within the Modern (nee Metro) interface, making them much easier to use without a touchscreen.
Come on, guys. Really? A cheap-looking, pie-in-the-sky Hackintosh? People are going to hate this thing. That’s what anyone with common sense should have been saying to Dell’s marketing team when they decided to release a clip of a combined Mac OS X/Windows 8 machine, but nope, it made it onto the internet anyway.
Windows 8 is an OS struggling to capture the imagination of the masses. Now, rumours suggest that Microsoft may alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Windows 8 was an incredible change, if not quite incredible. It wasn’t until Windows 8.1 that a lot of the kinks were smoothed out. Now, Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference is coming in April, and rumour has it that Windows 9 might be showing up. That’s all well and good, but please Microsoft, don’t go backtracking on us.
Microsoft was forced to make some compromises to their original vision for Windows 8 come the recent update, reinstating the Start Button due to popular demand. Now, rumours suggest that the 8.2 update could take that one step further.