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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,628
    Windows 10
       24 Feb 2015 #1

    Stardock to deliver a Windows 10 Start menu replacement


    Even though Microsoft is bringing a Start menu back to Windows with Windows 10, Stardock Corp. is still planning on offering users an alternative.

    Stardock, the company that built a Start menu replacement for Windows 8 known as Start8 , has made available a free beta version of its coming Start10 menu app. The Start10 beta is available now for Object Desktop subscribers, according to Stardock's site, and requires the Windows 10 January Technical Preview to work.Start10 will allow users to add a classic or enhanced Start menu to Windows 10, and to access both desktop and Modern/Metro-Style apps from the Start menu. Start10 will enabled unified search for apps, settings and files and also provide a skinnable Start button.
    With the Start-menuless Windows 8, the need for a Start menu replacement seemed fairly clear-cut. Many users wanted and needed a familiar, easy way to navigate the OS. But why introduce an alternative Start menu for an operating system that will have one?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 710
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       24 Feb 2015 #2

    Although I think that the current Start Menu (9926) may be enhanced a lot, I really don't intent to use any third-party solution with Windows 10.

    But why introduce an alternative Start menu for an operating system that will have one?
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,335
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       24 Feb 2015 #3

    Umm... looks suspiciously like classic shell.... ummm....

    not free and it's beta. need a subscription to Stardock Desktop.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,433
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Feb 2015 #4

    I'm going to stay with the Windows 10 start menu.
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  5.    24 Feb 2015 #5

    It will most likely cost $5 US dollars (as the current version does) which can be installed I think like 20 times, before you buy another key. Depending on what Windows 10 turns out being, it may be nice to have, it is always nice to have alternatives. I use it with all my Windows 8 machines, and works great. For me it was well worth the money.

    What would be sweet, is if it could allow you switch between the original (Windows 8 style) start screen, and it's windows 7 style menu.

    Stardock also has great customer support.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       25 Feb 2015 #6

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    It will most likely cost $5 US dollars (as the current version does) which can be installed I think like 20 times, before you buy another key. Depending on what Windows 10 turns out being, it may be nice to have, it is always nice to have alternatives. I use it with all my Windows 8 machines, and works great. For me it was well worth the money.

    What would be sweet, is if it could allow you switch between the original (Windows 8 style) start screen, and it's windows 7 style menu.

    Stardock also has great customer support.
    My favorite of all the start menu replacers for Win8.x is 'StartIsBack'. It cost me $3.00. I prefer it to Start 8 or Classic Shell - just seems more integrated somehow. Highly configurable, and easy to turn on and off.

    I believe there's a beta version out for Win10, but I'm sticking with the stock menu for now...
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       25 Feb 2015 #7

    . . .don't need no stinking third party start menu. . .
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  8.    25 Feb 2015 #8

    - Microsoft releases Windows 8

    •users scream "Start Screen!? What the hell is that!?"

    - Microsoft says "Oops, here's your Start Menu back"

    • users scream "Hey, where's my Start Screen!?"

    - Microsoft sighs, "Okay, here's the best of both worlds"

    • users scream "Well that sucks, where's my Charms Bar!?

    - Microsoft gives up!
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  9.    25 Feb 2015 #9

    Hi

    For the first time since Windows 7 came out i'm not using a 3rd party app to access my start menu.
    While I'd still like to have the fly-out windows of Windows XP I can live with the native start setup in Windows 10.

    I do use Rocket Dock and have for many years which takes care of 90% of my day to day links.
    Anyone who hasn't tried it should at least give it a go.

    It's free and works great.
    Everything you need is one click away.

    Download RocketDock - RocketDock.com

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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,932
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       25 Feb 2015 #10

    Thanks Mike.. I'm trying that out right now.
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