Samsung Sticking a Classic Windows Start Menu on its Windows 8 Hardware

By Gary Cutlack on at

Samsung might not be particularly confident that we're all ready to adopt the Windows 8 tiles way of doing things, with the tech giant creating a cloned Windows Start Menu tool to give its next-gen Windows hardware the option of a familiar feel.

The above Windows-style launcher is Samsung's own S Launcher, which will be an option within its updated Windows 8 hardware. Although, presumably to help keep Microsoft happy, the launcher won't actually ship alongside the Win 8 devices -- you'll have to install it yourself through Samsung's desktop app store if you'd like a retro interface option. [Laptop via Gizmodo Australia]