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

Windows® 8.1 Update 1 May Bring Metro Apps to Desktop

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

Windows® 9 Set for Release in Fall 2014

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

U.S. Army, Air Force and DISA Commit to Windows® 8 for $617 Million

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

Reasons to upgrade to Windows® 8

Windows® 8 release preview

Windows® 8.1 Update 1 May Bring Metro Apps to Desktop

Microsoft® reportedly will release its next update to Windows® 8.1 as soon as this spring, and leaked screenshots of an upcoming update show an option for users to open Windows® Store apps from the taskbar.

Screenshots of Windows 8.1 Update 1, posted by Russian Web site WZor, show an icon for the Windows® Store app nestled on the taskbar. However, the real functionality of this icon is still unknown.  These screenshots do not indicate whether launching a Windows® Store app from the taskbar will actually run the app in the desktop or simply transport you to the tiled Windows® Start screen to run the app.

This is reminiscent to the hope many Microsoft Windows® users had last year before the Windows® 8.1 release. Rumors had users believing that a traditional Microsoft Windows® 7 Start button would be programmed back into the user interface. In the end, what Microsoft® did was allow users to boot to a traditional style desktop environment and added a new Start button that bascially takes users back to the tiled Windows® Start Screen. A major disappoint for many to say the least. But third party applications, like Classic Start 8, have satisfied users need for a traditional Start style menu button.

The true functionality of the taskbar icons in this next Windows® update remains to be seen. Only time will tell.