Source: Windows Team Blog
quote: It is still there, the start menu just takes up the entire screen now and is called the start screen.
quote: People you cannot blame MS for non-metro apps (blame the lazy application provider). Google has had loads and loads of time to prep Chrome as a Metro app, but hey they have a vested interest in MS looking bad.
quote: And so we saw the Start menu usage dramatically dropping, and that gave us an option.
quote: With integrated search I usually just type what I am looking for and either select a Google search or click on the history item I am looking for. Even if I did use a site enough that it would be in the URL history and I did not want to type the first 2-3 letters of the URL into the bar, a link to the site would be on my start page as either the 8 most visited pages or as a bookmark.