Winbeta.org reports link on a post from Wzor (GoogleTranslate) link, a source who has proven to be right about Microsoft news before. Wzor reports on upcoming update for Win8.1 in September '14, 'Win8.1 Update 2' or 'Win8.2'. A new start menu will be added, mixing the old XP<->7 Start Menu with some app Tiles. Win9 will offer a Start menu depending whether the device is touch-based, or not. Apparently even MS agrees by now that a touch-UI is bollocks on a non-touch device. Supposedly Microsoft is also working on a prototype of a cloud based OS. See first link for pics and more details on accurate gossip and rumor. edit; mods, please move to 'Other software and news'.