In Pictures: 15 Windows 9 features we want to see in Microsoft's next OS

Windows 9 can right the wrongs (both real and perceived) inflicted by Windows 8, as well as make Microsoft more competitive with Apple and Google.

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Start menu and windowed Metro apps Today’s Windows 8.1 Update lets you default to the desktop and desktop programs when you’re using a proper PC. These are nice concessions to desktop users, as is the new system-wide taskbar that can highlight Metro apps. Still, the operating system is just begging for a Start menu and the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows.

Good news: Microsoft has already announced that both of those much-needed features are coming in future Windows updates. Just be aware that the reborn Start menu will mash up desktop functionality with Metro aesthetics

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