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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Metro was never about YOU
by benali72 on Fri 31st Jan 2014 19:26 UTC
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MS placed Metro on laptops and desktops to get these people familiar with it so that when they bought a handheld they would buy an MS product.

Foisting this unsuitable interface upon laptop/desktop users wasn't done for the benefit of those users.

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