Let's hear it: Do you want a Start button in Windows 8.1?

Could this be the future of Windows 8.1?

There has been much debate for and against the removal of the Start menu and button, allegedly also from Microsoft executives as well.

However, there can be no doubt that the missing Start button was one of the most controversial decisions Microsoft made for Windows 8. Research firm IDC said recently the lack of the button was something that Windows 8 users miss "consistently" along with being able to boot Windows 8 into desktop mode. More importantly, a number of third party software solutions have been released that add versions of the Start button back to the Windows 8 desktop, including RetroUIStartIsBackPokki and Start8.

Recently Intel CEO Paul Otellini also admitted it took him some time to learn Windows 8 and that there is an "adoptive curve" to using Windows 8 in desktop mode, which requires more training than Windows 7.

So, it's a simple question. Where do you stand on the issue, should Windows 8.1 include a Start button? You must be logged in to vote, you can register here to make your vote count!

Additionally, you can check out our Windows 8.1 (Blue) coverage here.

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