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[2]: It's really not so bad...
by TomB on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 03:31 UTC in reply to "RE: It's really not so bad..."
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Just like how it is incorrect to say that Windows is unstable so is it incorrect to say that Linux lacks drivers. It's just not true anymore

While it's definitely not Linux's fault but rather the hardware manufacturer's, I do find myself struggling to get certain hardware to work in Linux, quite frequently. Mostly due to the lack of support from the manufacturer, of course. But that doesn't help me, I'm the one who has to spend hours/days fiddling with it (sometimes I give up) whereas it works in Windows on the same box with just a few clicks. Yes, Linux has much better driver support now than it used to have, but as long as there's so many hardware manufacturers that poorly support Linux, or not support it at all, there's always going to be major headaches...

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