Allegedly Leaked Windows 9 Screenshot Shows Start Menu

Written by  Monday, 14 July 2014 01:00

Neowin has rooted-up what its sources allege is an early build screenshot of the Windows 9 desktop, containing evidence pointing toward the return and metro-izing of the start menu. The screenshot is of Windows build 9788 (still branded internally as Windows 8.1 Pro), an alleged new iteration of the Windows desktop OS.

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The resurrected start menu shows what we’d expect: A few key programs on the left bar, a search function, “All Programs,” and some right sidebar options. The right sidebar is changed from previous issues of the OS, primarily in that it uses a more Metro-like UI – tiles and hard colors, namely.

We don’t know much about Windows 9 yet, but it sounds like it’s going to be a lot closer to Windows 7 than 8. I am reminded of the Windows XP / Windows Vista split, though the gap between the two felt much larger.

Stewart "stewpot" Brooks.

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