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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?