While Windows 8 brought with it a number of sweeping new changes, the most radical of them was the absence of the Start Menu. Six months into release, some users have moved beyond it, but for others this still remains a controversial exclusion. Microsoft is said to be pondering bringing the Start button back in...

While I’ve personally become accustomed to the new Start UI as a replacement for the traditional Start Menu, it seems that a large number of Windows 8 users are unwilling to let go and move on. Stardock has now announced that it has had 3 million downloads since the commercial launch of its Start8, which sets users...

Part of the nature of Microsoft Windows is the ability to load the programs, apps and UI shells you want– at least in the traditional desktop. There are many Windows users that feel that the newest OS is trying to hard to lock down and restrict us, luckily this isn’t really true and options exist that allow us to turn...

I am tickled pink by this company. This is the perfect example of capitalism at it’s finest. They saw a need in the market and man did they ever fill it! Stardock have released a near-final build of Start8, the utility that adds the Start button back to the Windows 8 desktop. In addition, Start8 also provides a fully...