Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jan 2014 23:13 UTC
Windows

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: hmm
by TomB on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 02:56 UTC in reply to "hmm"
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I hate to disagree with you on the stability part. I really like Linux, in fact, all my machines at work run Linux exclusively and I do embedded Linux development for a living.

But when it comes to Desktop OS for daily use, I hate to say that from my experience Windows is definitely more stable (unless you have faulty hardware or crappy drivers).

At home, I have numerous machines and I spend probably 80% of the time solving issues with my Linux machines, whereas the Windows installations usually cause no maintenance work. I do dual-boot on all machines, as it's difficult to explain to my wife how she can recover from the various glitches on the different machines (black screens, frozen UIs, task bars randomly disappearing, ... you name it). So she usually just uses Windows.

As I have less time maintaining the Linux installations I find my self using Windows more often at home. I don't spend much time on Computers at home anymore, and when I do I find myself being annoyed by frequently having to solve the various issues, especially after upgrading packages etc...

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