The first refresh of Windows 8.1, titled Update 1, is all the rage at the moment, and the usual suspects have started splashing out bits and pieces of information on what this new version could bring.
We checked out a few details and screenshots from Wzor yesterday, and now Mary Jo Foley is writing that Microsoft is considering bringing back the Start Menu a lot sooner than initially expected — that is, well before the release of Windows 9 as previously suggested.
This new report over at ZDNet cites sources that are involved in the development of Windows 8.1 Update 1, and although the news seems too good to be true, it could be a possibility.
Microsoft, it is claimed, wants to make the operating system as user friendly as possible, and if this means bringing back the Start Menu in full capacity, then the company is more than open to it.
Additionally, another source has confirmed that this release will hit the RTM development stage sometime in March. Throw in a couple of weeks of fine turning and polish, and this new flavor of Windows 8.1 will make its public debut one mother later, in April.
So there you have it, friends and neighbors — two of the more trusted Microsoft sources have pretty much confirmed when Windows 8.1 Update 1 could see daylight, and what it brings.
Now all we need is Microsoft to make things official in a lengthy blog post. Or two.