Unified experience across multiple devices with services is what MS is trying to accomplish. When the commoners understand this it'll be a smash hit. That's what Continuum will be all about.
I like whatever is on 10. I like the fact that since windows 8/8.1 installing the OS using outlook account saves all my settings as default. When I installed 10 I saw my favorite wallpaper on it already! Start menu rocks on 10.
Someone has to come up with a new name for Start!
I'll start with a few proposals.
The menu when you right click the Windows icon on the taskbar is the xWin menu [Power, Shortcut, Easy ????]
The menu when you left click the Windows icon on the taskbar is the
o Desktop menu (if start menu is selected) [Vertical, Tree ????]
o App menu (if start menu is not enabled) [Program, Launch, Spawn ...???]
It's time to drop Start from Start menu - the old joke ...
only MS would design a system where you had to press start to stop the system.....
Carrying Start from menu to screen - doesn't make sense in the modern sense. It's still a menu but a full screen - so they called it a Start menu instead of a Menu screen or just The menu !
Now what would be nice is a bit of customization on the App menu (Start screen). Colors, position, auto arrange, ...
what we have now is size and a very cumbersome position (size to medium - position, resize to make tiles grab that second quadrant ... what if I want to skip a vertical quadrant to two (you can horizontal). I'd also like to be able to save my App menu because ... after careful planning and a long time I spelled out This is BS using my tiles
I'm a creature of habit, I expect things to be where I put them.... if for any reason I have to rebuild the App menu, it takes a little longer to find the pgm I'm trying to launch. A nuisance mostly and infrequent, but it has been more apparent with the TP (since I build that frequently - not for any technical failure of the software).
... SkyDrive / OneDrive
... Live Mail / Essentials Mail - no one knows what I mean when I say Windows Essential Mail (WEM).
Creatures of habit we are!
So I think the nomenclature Start Menu and Start Screen are here to stay.
Happy New Year Edwin.
It's still called a Start menu because of legacy coding and the fact programs will write a shortcut or entry to the Start menu directory in the ProgramData or appdata so they can't really change that.
In the TP build of 10, there's a registry edit you can do that enables a very early and crude build of the new Windows 10 Start Screen. I posted about this on a thread a while ago...
ALL sorts of new goodies like vertical tiles and whatnot and being able to spell out THIS IS BS just fine.