Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 13:43 UTC
Windows This is interesting. "Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly to the traditional desktop. We're told that the option is disabled by default, allowing users to simply turn on the functionality should they want to avoid the 'Metro' Start Screen at initial boot or login." This won't disable Metro; the hot corners, task switching, and everything else that makes up Metro is still there. All this does is load up the classic desktop as the first application upon boot. Update: The Start button might be returning too.
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Forgive me for ranting, but ....
by tomchr on Tue 16th Apr 2013 20:36 UTC
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I really wish Metro would die already. This braindead UI is so bad and full of usability flaws that the people responsible for this crap should be drowned in their own fecies. It is simply the epitome of incompetence which we all have to suffer under for the next year or so to come. It is a execise in futility and sheer frustration. The horror... the horror...

Edited 2013-04-16 20:45 UTC

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