Thinix Announces RetroUI Pro 3: Brings the Efficiency and Simplicity of
Windows 7 to Windows 8 PCs
Upgrade Includes a New Start Menu Optimized for Windows 8 and RetroUI
MILFORD, Iowa, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Thinix is pleased
to announce the release of RetroUI Pro 3.0 (Retro User Interface), easy-to-use
software which greatly enhances the user experience of PCs running Windows 8.
The new version adds a new Windows 7 style Start Menu with integrated Search
capability, improved speed, drag and drop control of pinned favorites, and
many other improvements. RetroUI works great with one monitor but also now
includes a revolutionary new SuperSize™ technology which allows Windows 8 Apps
to span-across multiple monitors. SuperSize is included free with RetroUI Pro.
Microsoft made many changes in Windows 8 which are confusing to many long-time
Windows users. RetroUI Pro, is an easy-to-install application which allows you
to retain the improved security, Apps and features of Windows 8 and bring back
the simple user experience (Ux) of Windows 7.
How can you try RetroUI Pro with SuperSize?
A fully functional 7-day free trial is available: Download RetroUI Start Menu
for Windows 8
There are now several products which provide a Start menu in Windows 8,
however, only RetroUI Pro integrates with the new Modern UI (Metro) and
Windows 8 Apps to truly make Windows 8 more like Windows 7. RetroUI Pro has
developed the advanced patent-pending Enforce™ technology that allows Apps to
run in resizable windows, and brings back the Taskbar whenever the Modern UI
is running. This eliminates the confusion with hidden Hot corners and makes
Windows 8 behave like Windows 7.
"Users want Windows 8 to be more like Windows, that means adding a start menu,
but more importantly, it means changing how the user interacts with the new
Modern UI and Windows 8 Apps," said Anthony Clark, VP of Business Development
at Thinix. "With the release of RetroUI Pro v3, users will now find that
Windows 8 is as easy to use as Windows 7, and will benefit from the Apps, and
added security of Windows 8."
RetroUI Pro makes Windows 8 easy - solving the biggest end-user complaints:
*Brings back the Windows 7 style Start Button and Start Menu. RetroUI
provides a Windows 7 style Start button and Start menu which integrates
the new Windows 8 features.
*Makes Windows 8 work like Windows 7. Many users are confused with how and
when to use the new Windows 8 interface and when to use the classic
desktop. RetroUI integrates them by making the Taskbar visible whenever
the Modern UI features are running. This RetroUI exclusive technology
eliminates the confusion many users have and allows users to simply click
the Start button or Taskbar to return to the classic desktop.
*Makes Windows 8 Apps work like Windows 7 Applications. Without RetroUI,
Windows 8 Apps only run in a fullscreen, edge to edge, mode. They do not
run in a 'window' like users are accustomed. This behavior is suitable for
certain tasks on small tablets, but can be frustrating for on desktops and
laptops with larger screens. RetroUI Pro solves these issues by allowing
users to run the Windows 8 Apps in a traditional 'window' that can be
resized and repositioned anywhere on the screen. The resulting experience
is much closer to that of applications in Windows 7
*Makes the Windows Key work like Windows 7. With Windows 8, Microsoft
changed the way the Windows key on the keyboard works. Instead of opening
the Start menu, it toggles back-and-forth between the new Start Screen and
the last App which was opened. This confusing behavior doesn't help users
return to the classic desktop. RetroUI Pro changes this behavior so that
pressing the Windows key always returns the user to the classic desktop
and will open/close the Start menu when they are at the classic desktop.
RetroUI SuperSize™ is a new feature of RetroUI Pro which focuses on improving
Windows 8 for multi-monitor users. SuperSize allows the Windows 8 Start screen
and Windows 8 Apps to seamlessly span across multiple monitors. SuperSize is
able to use dissimilar (different size) monitors by joining their adjacent
areas into a single large display, which is then used to allow Apps to span
across multiple displays. It's fully integrated into RetroUI, so users can
toggle Apps to be edge-to-edge, or full screen using the full resolution of
all of their displays.
"We wanted to run Windows 8 Apps across multiple monitors but it wasn't
possible without spending hundreds of dollars for specialized hardware," said
Don Van Oort -CTO. "So we added SuperSize to RetroUI Pro to allow Apps to span
across all their monitors. Playing games and using other Apps with SuperSize
enabled is amazing!"
Where can I get more information?
Find comprehensive information on RetroUI Pro at RetroUI.com
Availability and Pricing
RetroUI Pro 3.0 is immediately available for purchase starting at $4.95 /PC or
$9.95 for a 3-PC license for personal computers. SuperSize is currently
included in RetroUI Pro at no extra cost. Business and Education Licenses with
options for long-term support are available. Visit RetroUI.com for more
information. Users of prior versions of RetroUI are able to upgrade to the new
Thinix is a wholly-owned subsidiary of R & D Industries, Inc. a 29 year old
technology research, development and engineering firm with market focuses on
engineering, software development, OEM software and hardware solutions, user
interface technology, embedded systems architecture, cryptography, network and
PC security architecture, cloud computing, and virtualization solutions.
Thinix technology is installed worldwide in consumer, military, hospitality,
education, government, healthcare, and agricultural Applications.
For more information contact
Anthony Clark, Vice President of Business Development
Thinix® RetroUI™ http://www.RetroUI.com
Phone (712) 338-2999
Fax (712) 338-2990
Email: info (at) thinix (dot) com
Twitter: @ThinixUSA / @RetroUI
Additional details and content is available for the Press at RetroUI.com/Press
Thinix®, RetroUI™, Thinix RetroUI™, RetroUI SuperSize™, and Thinix Enforce™
are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Thinix / R & D Industries, Inc.
in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names
mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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