Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 13:43 UTC
Windows This is interesting. "Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly to the traditional desktop. We're told that the option is disabled by default, allowing users to simply turn on the functionality should they want to avoid the 'Metro' Start Screen at initial boot or login." This won't disable Metro; the hot corners, task switching, and everything else that makes up Metro is still there. All this does is load up the classic desktop as the first application upon boot. Update: The Start button might be returning too.
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This will bolster sales ...
by Tuishimi on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:29 UTC
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...if true. Boot to desktop and a start button? Wow. People will forgive MS for their indiscretions and flock back to Windows 8 in hordes.

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RE: This will bolster sales ...
by Nelson on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:51 in reply to "This will bolster sales ..."
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Your sarcasm is right, they wont, because these were never limiting factors to Windows 8 adoption in the first place.

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