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[10]: It's really not so bad...
by novad on Fri 31st Jan 2014 16:00 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: It's really not so bad..."
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Instead of actually coming up with facts, you dismiss my points and agree to disagree ... fine.

Yes, exactly... Does it makes sens to list up the thousands of settings each technology is able to manage (or not) in a stupid pissing contest? I leave that to the fanboy you seem to be.

Not only do my customers pay me, but i generally save tens of thousands in ridiculous license fees.

License costs for the usage of a GPO? Ok... Funny. Stupid but funny.

You are being incredibly short-sighted with your remarks.

People I work for don't share your opinion. And these people represent quite big entities. I'm just pragmatic, not a brain dead zealot for technology X or Y.

Time ... ah yes ... time.
The time it costs to fix broken exchange/IIS/AD/MSSQL/whatever. Time well spent, right?

If there is one short-sighted view it's this one:

Don't use the solution I use --> You're stupid
Use an Industry standard --> You're stupid

You take as fact that using a well built solution makes it automatically a limiting solution. That pushing configurations through GPO are not as safe or efficient as by hand-written procedures. Ok... There's not much to add to this soooo intelligent comment.

If our solutions are so "crappy", then why does most of the internet run on them?

Oh right... I forgot that the whole industry only uses webservers (Where Nux is well implemented). Or do you want me to use Puppy in a 100% MS infrastructure?

P.S: Good continuation with someone else. For me our "conversation" is finished.

Edited 2014-01-31 16:01 UTC

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