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 13:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's really not so bad..."
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Imagine the case where you have a system that has been running for months and suddenly it goes into meltdown and production stops dead. What do YOU do then?

I would probably be very upset/angry/disapointed

Yeah, I'm bitter because the dorks that craft the GPO's seem to be immune from retribution. Escalate the problem to their management and suddenly all your access has been revoked. Am I dreaming? Nope it happened to one system I worked on in Texas.

That's really bad. I understand your frustration. But once again, this has nothing to do with the technology itself but with those who implement it.

Would you design new breaks for a car and go into mass production without even testing it? Let the users (sorry drivers) test it.

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