So here we are doing the dance.
Another prediction of mine is coming true.
In this post, I said:
It is clear to me that forcing users who just aren’t ready for Metro to see it every day is going to be an overwhelming turn off. People spend a lot of money for a PC, they should be able to configure it the way they want.
It would be a sign of self confidence if Microsoft acquiesced and let users have this option. The truth is, if they don’t, a new hacker app (start in desktop) will be created and will instantly be the number one selling app for Windows 8.
Well ladies and gents, two months later and I would like to introduce you to Stardock and their new program – Start8.
This is a cool new utility that will bring back the Windows Start button and let you boot directly to the desktop, bypassing the Start screen.
It’s from Stardock, and it’s free. You can download it from the Stardock web site.
Once installed, you configure it by right-clicking on it’s start button.
Start 8 start menu
You can get this app from here but I wish it wasn’t necessary in the first place.
It’s obviously going to be the first app people look for.
If we all know this, why play the game?
Microsoft, please just throw the option in…