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[6]: It is a shame
by Odisej on Fri 31st Jan 2014 10:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It is a shame"
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For some it may be true. My anecdotal evidence shows that even people who are willing to play around with linux distros and different GUIs/DEs don't like the way Windows 8 work.

I don't think we should be looking for absolute reasons. Everyone that detests Windows 8 has a valid reason for it.

I think it would be a very nice gesture from Microsoft to allow automatic downgrading for non "business" versions of Windows 8 as well.

Edited 2014-01-31 10:12 UTC

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