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[4]: It's really not so bad...
by novad on Fri 31st Jan 2014 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's really not so bad..."
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"There is no usable equivalent in the Mac or Nux world. It's as simple as that.

Stuff like Chef & Puppet are far more flexible and powerful than GPOs.

The keyword here is usable. Or maybe I should have said usable in a convenient way. Looks like I've offended some people with that.

These tools are powerful it's true. You can dig quiet deeply in system configurations but what's about the time you need for that?

As another guy here has said. A lot is preformatted in GPOs. That's fine and good but that doesn't restrict you to those preconfigured settings. When you want to setup something that isn't covered by GPOs and/or additional ADMX files (And that doesn't leave a lot) you can still do whatever you want with direct registry tweaks or scripts

Puppet are far more flexible and powerful than GPOs.

Please tell me one single thing you weren’t able to setup through:
- An "out of the box" GPO setting (with or without additional ADMX)
- A registry key (Deployed by GPO)
- A startup/logon/logoff/shutdown script (Also called by GPO)

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