re: Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
I don't know anything more on this topic than what's already in the rumor mill-- but I think AustinIT is making the right point. If Microsoft brings back the Start button, its goal will be to appease user dissatisfaction. That's both the motivation that makes sense and the one that recent rumors have ascribed to their Microsoft sources. A Start button that doesn't more or less achieve what the old Start button did won't silence the criticisms. Windows Blue could always have something new, inventive, and delightful up its sleazes in terms of file management and cohesion between the two UIs. But if Microsoft doesn't actually address the root problem around the Start button omissions, you don't have to be a close Redmond observer to know how poorly it will go over. Then again, Microsoft took all sorts of grief for how it marketed the Surface RT's storage capacity, and then made the same exact mistake (and I'm talking from a PR perspective here) with the Surface Pro. So we'll see.