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Don't wait for Windows 9: How to get a Start Menu, windowed Metro apps today

Brad Chacos | April 17, 2014
Between the release of the PC-friendly spring update for Windows 8.1 and the newfound introduction of universal "buy once, play anywhere" Windows apps, Microsoft is doing all it can to spur the One Microsoft vision while, well, letting a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet. But, sadly, the most anticipated improvements have yet to arrive.

ModernMix runs like a charm even with the updates recently introduced to Windows 8.1. It's well worth the $5 admission price.

Bringing it all together

There you have it: For less than the cost of a pizza, you can have Windows 9's most-anticipated improvements right now. And once you've welcomed a Start Menu replacement and ModernMix into your workflow — especially paired with the Windows 8.1 spring Update's tremendous tweaks — you might just be surprised how well those newfangled Modern apps translate to the familiar desktop experience.

 

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