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]: hmm
by PhilPotter on Fri 31st Jan 2014 14:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
PhilPotter
Member since:
2011-06-10

It is a problem yes - only for hardware that is found to be unsupported however. What I take issue with is the original commenter's comparison with the (largely 16-bit) VxD concept as proof that Linux kernel modules are inferior in implementation. The facts as I see them just don't support this conclusion in any objective way.

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RE[5]: hmm
by lucas_maximus on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 19:30 in reply to "RE[4]: hmm"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

IT is a big problem because companies don't want to open source or can open source everything. Pretending that isn't a problem isn't helpful.

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