ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley is now reporting that the upcoming Windows Blue, also known as Windows 8.1, may be backtracking on some of these user interface decisions. According to her sources, the update may restore the Start button to the Windows desktop, as well as give users the ability to bypass the Start screen entirely at boot. Foley notes that she’s not “100 percent sure” that these features will make it to the final version of Windows Blue, but that sources within Microsoft say that the company is at least considering both options. Interestingly enough, Foley’s source makes no mention of the Start menu, just the button itself.
by Andrew Cunningham