Top 7 Tech Predictions for 2013
Microsoft Will Bring Back the Start Menu
Sometimes you have to stick to your guns when it comes to making bold design decisions. And sometimes you just have to listen to the chorus. Especially when it's this loud. As dynamic and interesting as Windows 8's Start screen is with its Live Tiles, users really miss the traditional Start menu on the desktop. In fact, more than a half dozen software developers have released replacements that mirror what users had before and go even further in terms of customization. (By the way, our favorite utility is Start8, even though it costs $5.) In order for Microsoft to truly stand behind its “best of both worlds” message for its new OS, it will reinstate and improve upon a feature PC owners have come to expect. Windows 8 is different enough without giving shoppers additional incentive to go with an iPad, MacBook or Android.