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[8]: It is a shame
by Odisej on Fri 31st Jan 2014 11:45 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: It is a shame"
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True. But still many of them are using Windows 7 and think it is a great product.

Anyway, we are discussing tastes. There is no end to such discussions.

One thing is clear though. As the numbers show Windows 8 is not doing as planned and Microsoft is trying to correct some mistakes. Unfortunately, as it seems to me, their initial approach is at fault and you cannot correct it with a service pack.

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