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Start10 Beta Release Set to Improve Windows 10 Start Menu Experience.

Article posted on 2/24/2015

Plymouth, Michigan – February, 24, 2015 – Stardock announced today its Start10 start menu solution for Windows 10 and the immediate availability of the initial beta release for its Object Desktop subscribers. Start10 adds the Windows 7 styled start menu that users are already familiar with to Microsoft’s upcoming operating system. An option to simplify the Start menu interface by removing the metro tile section present in the default Windows 10 menu and a comprehensive search feature are also available in the beta release.

“Now that we know where Microsoft is going with the start menu, we will support our Windows 10 customers with a more familiar and feature rich start menu the same way that we did with Start8 for Windows 8,” said Stardock President and CEO Brad Wardell.

“We expect Start10 to be indispensable to consumers and enterprise just as Start8 has been for the last two years. This initial beta release is an opportunity for our customers to help shape the future of Start10 by providing valuable feedback while we explore new start menu possibilities in Windows 10.”

Start10 is the first Windows 10 compatible addition to Stardock’s growing Object Desktop library. Object Desktop itself is a collection of the world’s most popular desktop innovations and continues to evolve alongside users' needs and changes to Windows. In additon to Start10, Stardock is developing several new applications to support Microsoft Windows 10. Those projects will be added to Object Desktop at no additional charge once they are announced in the future.

The Start10 beta is available to current Object Desktop subscribers now. A final release is planned for the fall with Windows 10 final release. To learn more, visit:

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About Stardock: Stardock is a leading developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire and the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Start8, Fences, WindowBlinds, ModernMix, Object Desktop and more.  Learn more