A 32-bit build of Windows “Blue” (codename for the upcoming interim update to Windows 8) was recently leaked online. Paul Thurrott over at Supersite for Windows recently had a hands-on preview of the leaked build (9394) and went over the changes that have been found in the latest build of Windows Blue over Windows 8. Nearly all of the changes are in regards to MetroUI.
For those hoping that Microsoft will be adding back the start button and other UI features that were removed with Windows 8, disappointment is to be expected, as there are no indications in “Blue” that such features will be added back. Microsoft is continuing to optimize Windows for a pure MetroUI experience and minimize the influence of the now-called “legacy”, desktop mode. The changes in “Blue” make it clear that MetroUI in Windows is here to stay, despite the current unpopularity of the UI in Windows 8.