There are plenty of reasons why you might be excited about Windows 10. Microsoft is bringing back the Start Menu and they’re going to replace IE with Project Spartan as the default web browser. The disparate user interfaces of Windows 8 will be merged together into something more cohesive. But none of that matters now, because Solitaire is back.
Yes, it’s true that you can hop on over to the Windows Store to download a free version of the single-player card game for Windows 8, but it’s just not the same experience of having Solitaire baked right into the operating system itself. Who can forget opening the Start Menu, navigating to Programs, opening the Accessories sub-folder, hovering over Games, and being treated to such classics as Minesweeper, Hearts and Solitaire? Who else has gotten so familiar with the game as to simply type “sol” into the command line to open it?
The nostalgic retro appeal is definitely at play here and, in the grand scheme of things, this isn’t going to matter all that much. For the time being, only Solitaire has been confirmed for a triumphant built-in return in Windows 10, but I’m sure that if enough people speak out, we can get some Minesweeper and Spider Solitaire action too. Who knows? There might even be some Internet Reversi for good measure.
Source: The Verge