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's really not so bad...
by novad on Fri 31st Jan 2014 11:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's really not so bad..."
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Granted, it's not all preconfigured as it is with windows.

Well... That's a big plus of using GPOs. You don't really NEED them. You could do what you want through scripts and registry tweeks. But it's much more convenient in a (as you say) preconfigured environement.

Not later than yesterday I replaced an over 10'000 lines script with 3 hours work in a GPO.

OD on mac is built in and can do everything a GPO can, period.

You can't be serious... Even if I never used myself Open Directory I've seen it used in some environments.
You can manage accounts, profile folders and other basic stuff but most of the time Mac OSX specific admxs (That are quiet expensive BTW) are implemented in a real AD to be able to manage those systems correctly.

And yes, i do use GPOs to manage windows machines.

If you say it...

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