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[4]: It is a shame
by lucas_maximus on Fri 31st Jan 2014 09:49 UTC 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[5]: It is a shame
by MOS6510 on Fri 31st Jan 2014 10:01 in reply to "RE[4]: It is a shame"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think the problem is with how the people in general are these days compared to before.

These days people don't have the patience to learn anything new. They want to be able to figure it out in 2 seconds and it they can't they scream and shout like a crime against humanity has taken place.

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RE[6]: It is a shame
by Odisej on Fri 31st Jan 2014 10:10 in reply to "RE[5]: It is a shame"
Odisej Member since:
2006-05-11

For some it may be true. My anecdotal evidence shows that even people who are willing to play around with linux distros and different GUIs/DEs don't like the way Windows 8 work.

I don't think we should be looking for absolute reasons. Everyone that detests Windows 8 has a valid reason for it.

I think it would be a very nice gesture from Microsoft to allow automatic downgrading for non "business" versions of Windows 8 as well.

Edited 2014-01-31 10:12 UTC

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RE[6]: It is a shame
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 31st Jan 2014 10:16 in reply to "RE[5]: It is a shame"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

These days people don't have the patience to learn anything new. They want to be able to figure it out in 2 seconds and it they can't they scream and shout like a crime against humanity has taken place.


The whole smartphone and tablet revolution, as well as people switching between iOS and Android all the time, have already proven that this is a load of bull.

Metro (especially on the desktop) is simply not a very good product, and people know that just fine. Not only is it cumbersome and annoying on desktops, it doesn't even have any worthwhile applications. All it does it gets in your way - with nothing to show for itself.

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RE[5]: It is a shame
by kwan_e on Fri 31st Jan 2014 10:36 in reply to "RE[4]: It is a shame"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

You didn't disprove his point.

Furthermore, you've probably* levelled the same kind of rebuttal at Linux users who makes the same kind of excuses your are making for the interface. "Oh, it must be something else and not the fact that most people (who matter) just don't like it".

Maybe you haven't had a problem with it because you've internalized how to avoid the problems. I know when I use Windows or any Linux, I quickly learn what sets off some bugs and I avoid those triggers to the point where I forget I had that problem.

* If you haven't... really? Because "I don't have a problem with it" is not a good argument, as I had to explain to WereCatf a few days ago.

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RE[6]: It is a shame
by lucas_maximus on Fri 31st Jan 2014 11:04 in reply to "RE[5]: It is a shame"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You didn't disprove his point.


No I didn't, because it is my opinion. It isn't based on fact.

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RE[5]: It is a shame
by Fergy on Fri 31st Jan 2014 11:23 in reply to "RE[4]: It is a shame"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

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

If you reread my very short comment it is a statement of fact. No clue how you can find that offensive.

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RE[6]: It is a shame
by lucas_maximus on Fri 31st Jan 2014 13:01 in reply to "RE[5]: It is a shame"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You were being obtuse and you know it.

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