Leaked screenshots of a developer build are showing that windows 9 will include both the Start Menu and windowed Metro/Modern-style apps.
The screenshots obtained by Myce are from a Windows build called “Threshold,” a project wildly held to be Windows 9 in everything but name.
And though we’ve known that a Start Menu is in the works for a Windows 8 update somewhere down the line, fully windowed apps have never been on the table.
That said, apps in the Windows 8.1 Update are almost there, complete with menu bars as well as close and minimize buttons; the only think missing is an option to resize.
If it ultimately allows resizable apps that can run on the desktop and a start menu, Windows 9 would be a pretty sharp turn away from the future that Windows 8 promised;