Lots of people have bemoaned Windows 8 for ditching the traditional start menu for the big, tile-based 'start screen'. Hell, Samsung's even bundling an app that gives you a classic start menu with new machines. But there is a start menu, of sorts, hidden within Windows 8. You just need to know where to look.
As pointed out by Microsoft-News, if you go down into the bottom left-hand corner of your screen and right click, you're presented with a pop-up menu that looks like a bastardised 'classic' start menu from the days of Windows XP. It'll appear on pretty much any Windows 8 machine, including those running Windows RT like the Surface. It's not exactly the start menu you know and, err, love, but it's better than nothing, right? [Microsoft-News via TNW]