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[7]: It is a shame
by acobar on Fri 31st Jan 2014 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: It is a shame"
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Perhaps, instead of short sentences belittling/disregarding other views, can you give us an insight of where you think Windows 8/8.1 shines?

Please, possibly, avoiding the "feels overall faster".

Like most here, I do like Windows 7, can use 8/8.1 after install some applications to make it behave a little bit more like the former and spend all time (when I am not on openSUSE) on the traditional side of fence.

I also never saw one single metro application that would be better, in the sense that would give a better "experience", when matched by an equivalent well designed counterpart (pardon the pleonasm).

I am really curious about.

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