Most power users would be perfectly willing to upgrade to Windows 8
if it weren’t for two things—the tile-based “Metro” interface and the missing Windows 8 Start button
. While Metro is like a rash in that you eventually get used to it, we can’t imagine getting used to the lack of a Start button. It’s too bad Microsoft didn’t give us the option of using both features, but fortunately, two third-party utilities do. If you want the speed of Windows 8 and your old buddy the Start menu, one of these utilities belongs on your system. Let’s find out which one.