Windows 8.1 will represent not only the first major makeover for Windows 8, but it will also mark the return of the Start button, a very popular feature removed by Microsoft from its latest OS.
While this should be great news for consumers who have already migrated to Windows 8, some of them think that bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1 is actually a sign of defeat for Microsoft, even though the company
has clearly explained that it wants to get closer to its users.
The YouTube page
of Microsoft’s first Windows 8.1 video preview
is filled with comments that criticize Microsoft for its decision, but also call
for a real Start button that would launch the traditional Start Menu.
In Windows 8.1, the button would only get users to the Start screen, thus providing them with a quick
option to access the Metro UI.
“Windows 8 to have the start button in the lower left corner is a sign of defeat and, ultimately, it's a sign of Windows 8's failure to attract customers with its new features. I think that Microsoft just threw way too many new things at us in one package. If they did what Apple and Android do and increment new changes at a steady pace (every 6 months or so), Windows 8 could have been a lot more successful
,” one user explained.