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Windows 8 Software Update Will See Return Of Start Button
2013-06-27 14:10:28

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online The "Start Button" is back -- or rather will officially return later this year when Microsoft rolls out the latest updates to its Windows 8 operating system. The Start Button, which had been a key feature on the Windows OS since Windows 95, was removed when the latest version arrived last October featuring the "Modern UI" interface. The Start Button's main function in Windows 8.1 will be to call up the Start screen, as opposed to the...

2013-05-28 12:32:05

Thinix is now offering a free version of its popular Start menu application to Facebook users MILFORD, Iowa, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinix is excited to announce the immediate release of RetroUI Free, software that provides a Start button, classic Start menu, and Windows 7-like user experience to Windows 8 PCs. Anyone with a Facebook account is now able to download and receive a free license for one computer. RetroUI Free is a version of the top-rated RetroUI Pro application...

Windows Blue May Bring Back The Start Button
2013-05-09 06:12:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft may be bringing back its traditional Start Button, which had been discontinued with Windows 8, in the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 later this year, according to multiple media reports on Wednesday citing sources familiar with the plans. The company may also be bringing back the ability to boot straight to the desktop, rather than having to visit the tile-based Start menu screen first. The new Start Button is...

2013-02-06 08:29:09

MILFORD, Iowa, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinix is pleased to announce the release of RetroUI Pro 3.0 (Retro User Interface), easy-to-use software which greatly enhances the user experience of PCs running Windows 8. The new version adds a new Windows 7 style Start Menu with integrated Search capability, improved speed, drag and drop control of pinned favorites, and many other improvements. RetroUI works great with one monitor but also now includes a revolutionary new...

2012-12-04 08:31:12

SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RetroUI Pro Version 2.2.0 Now Released: RetroUI Pro is an inexpensive, easy-to-install, add-on product which is designed to improve the user experience on desktop and laptop PCs running Windows 8. RetroUI brings back features which Microsoft removed in Windows 8, such as the Start Button and Start Menu, and adds RetroUI exclusive features that allow you to run the new Windows 8 Start Screen and new Windows 8 Apps on the classic Windows...

2012-11-07 20:25:11

MILFORD, Iowa, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinix® has released RetroUI(TM) Pro, groundbreaking new software that fundamentally improves the user experience of Windows 8 computers. Included with RetroUI Pro is new patent-pending technology called RetroUI Enforce(TM). Enforce brings back the Windows taskbar and Start button when the Windows 8 Start screen (Metro) is active. Windows Store (Metro) apps are now windowed so you can resize them and reposition them around the desktop....

2012-10-23 07:25:48

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Individual Software, the leading provider of computer training software, announces the release of Professor Teaches® Microsoft Windows 8. This software provides interactive tutorials for fast and easy learning of the new Microsoft operating system. According to Individual Software Author of Professor Teaches Windows 8 Training, Mark Krames, "This simplified and streamlined interface offers unique and innovative features,...

2012-09-04 10:27:03

MILFORD, Iowa, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinix [thin-iks], a leader in user interface design, managed services, and secure computing, today announced the release of RetroUI(TM) for Windows 8. RetroUI allows users to bypass the new 'Windows 8 Metro User Interface' (commonly known as the Metro UI). Users simply log in as normal and automatically load into the classic Windows desktop(1). Starting at $4.95 for use on up to 3 devices, RetroUI is an affordable solution to users who don't want...

Microsoft Relieves Start Button Of Its Duties In Windows 8
2012-02-06 14:23:29

According to a recent report by The Verge, Microsoft will be removing its iconic Start button in its Windows 8 operating system. The report said that screen shots in the "Consumer Preview" of the newest operating system by Microsoft show the button removed. The button was first introduced with Windows 95 over 15 years ago, and helps users navigate to various segments of their computer. In previous screen shots of the Windows 8 preview, the Start button can be seen as a sleek,...

2009-09-22 10:47:00

KIEV, Ukraine, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since it appeared in Windows 95, Microsoft have removed the option of the classic-style start menu for their release of Windows 7. However, it is a fact that many users find it difficult to adapt to a new operating system (a recent online poll showed than 50% more Windows users were still using XP than had upgraded to Vista*). Because of this, OrdinarySoft wanted to help make this transition as smooth as possible - the result...