Windows 8 met with wave after wave of criticism after it was launched, most of which targeted the sudden purge of the Start Menu. While the menu was released with a jazzier and far more visually appealing interface, its lack of functionality left a lot of Windows 8 users very disgruntled. Windows 8.1. showed some signs of reverting when it was launched, but Microsoft still stubbornly held out on giving users what they really wanted - or what they wanted back, anyway.
Now, Microsoft has finally given in and announced that the Start Menu would be restored in a future update. The news was confirmed through the release of a screenshot of the new interface that combines the traditional Start Menu with the tiles typical to Windows 8 and 8.1. In a nutshell, users get back the functionality they missed from old editions of Windows 8, but also get something a lot easier on the eyes along with it.