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

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]: hmm
by Wootery on Fri 31st Jan 2014 10:42 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm"
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Linux uses UNIX-based approaches, which are old, and therefore are inferior? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_novelty

Just because Microsoft like to jump-ship with technologies every few years doesn't mean it's the only way to do things.

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