Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jan 2014 23:13 UTC

Microsoft is once again planning to alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1. While the software giant originally released Windows 8.1 last year with an option to bypass the "Metro" interface at boot, sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the upcoming "Update 1" for Windows 8.1 will enable this by default. Like many other changes in Update 1, we’re told the reason for the reversal is to improve the OS for keyboard and mouse users.

Wow, a touch interface does not work with a mouse and keyboard. Who saw that coming.

I expect photos of many people eating crow.

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by Drumhellar on Fri 31st Jan 2014 01:17 UTC
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Even bringing back the traditional Start Menu isn't likely to bring me back to Windows - I abandoned it because it's becoming more and more of a pain to use without tying everything to a Live account. The Stat Screen was inconsequential.

I like my mail, but I no longer want my computer tied to it.

Fix that, Microsoft (Or, at the very least, stop going farther in that direction), and maybe I'll go back.

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