While I personally find Windows 8’s new Start UI quite useful now that I’ve become accustomed to it, some users simply want what they are familiar with. This is especially true in the enterprise world. Although there are potential organization benefits to using the Start UI, those that are used to creating files and...

Thinix, the company that gave you RetroUI is now launching RetroUI for Windows Server 2012 as well. An overview of  Windows Server 2012 since not everyone is familiar with it yet: Server 2012 has no Start Button or Start Menu, just like Windows 8 Server 2012 has a Start Screen instead, which runs full-screen (like it...

Thinix, the company that brought you RetroUI have done it again. This time, for Windows Server 2012. The situation with Windows Server 2012 goes this way: Server 2012 has no Start Button or Start Menu, just like Windows 8 Server 2012 has a Start Screen instead, which runs full-screen (like it or not) Server 2012 also...

After hundreds of articles in various publications, many of them critical, the truth is that there’s still a large number of Windows 8 users that miss the old Task Bar and Start Menu of ‘legacy’ Windows OSs. Many feel – despite Microsoft’s best intentions – that the Start Menu should have been included in Windows 8, even if...

Remember right before Thanksgiving when we mentioned that the Windows 8 Start menu replacement program RetroUI had received a big update? It seems that they have yet another version ready to go with even more changes and additional support. What’s new? Version 2.2 of RetroUI has multi-monitor support and adds...

It’s been a while since we’ve given out free software here but today I bring good news. The good folks at Thinix, the makers of RetroUI have kindly provided me with 5 FREE RetroUI Pro licenses for the readers of this site. RetroUI is software that enables you to skip the Modern UI screen in Windows 8 AND bring back a...

A few days ago, I spoke about the fact that I thought Microsoft made a very big tactical error by removing the start menu from the Windows 8 desktop. I said that there were a bunch of companies that had stepped in to fill the void. Well today, I’d like to introduce you to RetroUI™ by Thinix. Bypass the Modern UI The...

Are you considering Windows 8, but haven’t yet made the switch? What is holding you back? With such a low upgrade price, it probably isn’t cost for most of us. Instead, the root of the issue is that users either aren’t interested in the Start screen or don’t see enough value to make the switch when their current version...

For those that are looking for a way to get all the greatness of Windows 8 without the learning curve that comes with, RetroUI is often billed as one of the best ways to do it. Unlike programs such as Start8, this doesn’t just bring back a start menu, it combines things from the new start screen with an older style...