Classic Start 8 Free Traditional Start Menu Style for Use with Windows® 8

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Windows® 8 finally reaches 10% market share

Users Have Two Years to Upgrade to Windows® 8.1

Windows® 8.1 Release Date Unveiled

Will Windows® 8.1 Bring Back the Start Button?

Windows® 8.1 Will Be the New Blue with Old Features

Crawler Group Updates Classic Start 8 for Increased Speed and Convenience

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Microsoft® Reportedly Reaches First Milestone in Windows® Blue Development

Skype® for Windows® 8 Got an Important Upgrade

Microsoft® Quietly Changes the Name of Surface Tablets

Introductory Pricing Ends for Windows® 8

Windows® 8 Sales May Influence Intel® Revenue

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Microsoft® Simplifies Number of Windows® 8 Versions

Microsoft® Sells 40 Million Licenses of Windows® 8 in First Month

Crawler Group Releases Classic Start 8

Microsoft® removes start button in Windows® 8

Windows® 8 extends battery life

Windows® 8 upgrade offer

Windows® 8 availability

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Windows® 8 release preview

Windows® 8.1 Release Date Unveiled

The first upgrade of Windows® 8 is expected  to be released October 17. Formerly known as Windows® Blue, this release will be free to existing Windows® 8 users from the Windows® Update service and available for purchase on October 18.

A version of the popular Start button will debut with Windows® 8.1; although it will only take users to the Start screen rather than the Start menu. Speaking about the upcoming release at a conference in San Francisco, Microsoft® CEO Steve Ballmer said that the company is "refining the blend" between the desktop and modern user interfaces with a lot of Windows® 8.1 enhancements designed to make the change between the two interfaces far less jarring. Ballmer also promised plenty of smaller Windows® 8 tablets would be released as well as new apps from Flipboard®, Facebook® and the NFL® - although no screenshots were shown of these in action.