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[2]: It is a shame
by lucas_maximus on Fri 31st Jan 2014 09:04 UTC in reply to "RE: It is a shame"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I still haven't had one major problem with the interface and I been using it since the first previews.

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RE[3]: It is a shame
by Fergy on Fri 31st Jan 2014 09:30 in reply to "RE[2]: It is a shame"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I still haven't had one major problem with the interface and I been using it since the first previews.

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RE[4]: It is a shame
by lucas_maximus on Fri 31st Jan 2014 09:49 in reply to "RE[3]: It is a shame"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Stop being a dick. I like the new interface and as far as I am concerned it is whining over nothing.

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RE[4]: It is a shame
by MOS6510 on Fri 31st Jan 2014 09:52 in reply to "RE[3]: It is a shame"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I've met a number of people who have nu problem with it and that was before 8.1.

Nor do I have any problems controlling it, I just think there's a disconnect between Metro and classic desktop stuff. It feels like two systems, not as one.

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