I'd really hoped to see the Start menu come back in this update. I was disappointed. Instead, all the Start button does is throw you into the Modern interface. Again, this is never, ever where I want to be. It now appears — and, oh, how we hope! — that we'll get a "new" (read, "old-style") Start menu in August or September.
What's a devoted Windows user to do? Well, if you're already on Windows 8, you poor devil, you should go ahead and "upgrade" to Windows 8.1 as fast as possible. After all, it's not like Microsoft is going to give you any choice in the matter. If you're on Windows 7, stick with it. If you're using anything older, move to Windows 7.
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