Windows10 Start Menu for RT

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  1. janzen

    janzen MDL Junior Member

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    On 'Supersite for Windows' the following article is shown:

    Microsoft quietly releases Windows10 Start Menu for RT
     
  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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  3. venioni

    venioni MDL Senior Member

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    is impossiple to integrade the windows 10 start menu for windwos 8.1 RT to other versions of windows 8.1 pro and core ?
     
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  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    arm architecture cannot be ported to others like pro/core
     
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  5. venioni

    venioni MDL Senior Member

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    maby someone who knows good the programming can convert arm to other platform if this can be its very nice for windows 8.1
     
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  6. PaulDesmond

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    if this were so easy, why you think RT is discontinued by MS itself? There is no official upgrade to W10RT for example. No no, it is a dead end version which gets a few new files so that it looks like if they still work on it
     
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  7. venioni

    venioni MDL Senior Member

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    I dont understand MS release official start menu for a dead os (RT) and dont release for windows 8.1 no sense....
     
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  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    hm, they released a new start menu for core/pro but you need to upgrade to W10
     
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  9. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

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    #9 sevenacids, Sep 16, 2015
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    What I've learned from years of using Microsoft products and developing for their platform is: It's always a tactical, never a technical reason why something is there in one edition and missing in another, regardless of CPU architecture because the codebase is essentially the same, at least at the core.

    Now, this menu seems to be the exact same that we got on non-ARM pre-release Insider builds, before the XAML one. They stripped it out from the Windows 10 branch when it was essentially stable and finished but obviously didn't work out well with the Continuum feature. Now they reused the code and ported it to RT (there must have been some plumbing work involved because otherwise we'd have seen this update way earlier). I think it's still in the Server technical preview, isn't it? It makes sense because Continuum is out of the question for a server, so it just works there. So if one were to port it to the client SKUs (Home/Pro), the server release would be the starting point, but obviously it's not so easy as well, or no one made any attempts so far. But the point is: This thing is not available for 8.1 or 10 clients because it wouldn't work, but because Microsoft decided to abandon it in favor of Windows 10/the XAML one. The list is long already, just look at how IE releases were bound to a specific version.
     
  10. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Makes no sense to put a start menu on a tablet only OS. Especially since there is nothing that works on the desktop anyway.

    What they should do is release this start menu for windows 8.1 for people who don't want to upgrade to 10.
     
  11. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    This is about keeping MS hardware relevant. If just about every brand of tablet gets the new UI but the Surface RT is stuck with the old UI, it looks bad for the Surface lineup.
     
  12. chantszhim

    chantszhim MDL Junior Member

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    Just like they released a new Start Screen for Windows Phone 7.5 which cannot be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.
     
  13. sXpTv

    sXpTv MDL Member

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    This is by far the best Start Menu Microsoft ever developed. I don't get it why Microsoft decided to make everything in XAML. This is the main reason why i absolutely hate Windows 10.