As I've mentioned in the past, Windows 8 is a pretty decent operating system. It's fast, stable and has some nice new features. The big knock with Windows 8 is that it is so different from previous versions of Windows. If you don't like change, well . . . However, the point of this column isn't to debate the merits and faults of Windows 8. It's to point out there are ways to live with it and even customize it so it is not that different. There is a tweaker to make life with Windows 8 easier. It's called Start Menu 8. Start Menu 8 is made by the reliable software maker Iobit. It adds the start button back into Windows 8. If you have Windows 8, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you don't, you'll want it back once you get Windows 8. StartMenu 8 allows you to easily switch between Metro and Desktop interface. It also allows you faster access to programs and files and is customizable, easy and free to use. However, if you download and install the program make sure you read the installer and uncheck other Iobit products you may not want. StartMenu 8 can be found at http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php Of course, if you don't want to do it yourself, we can help. Also, as a courtesy, we'll add it in to any Windows 8 computer that is purchased from us.