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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RE[2]: It's really not so bad...
by novad on Fri 31st Jan 2014 07:38 UTC in reply to "RE: It's really not so bad..."
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Calm down a bit. I just gave my opionion... If you don't agree we can discuss. ;)

I don't remember that I've restricted my comments to home users. GPOs indeed arn't very usefull to homeusers as are every IT Asset Management tool, but in enterprise GPOs are vital.

You had a problem with a guy who missconfigured a GPO? Ok... That's bad... Really. But the problem is not due to the technology of GPOs itself. It's due the guy who missconfigured it and deployed it without testing.

Please.. Tell me how you would manage an IT infrastructure of thousands or even hundreds of workplaces without GPOs (or an army of helpdesk workers). There is no usable equivalent in the Mac or Nux world. It's as simple as that.

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