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 acobar on Fri 31st Jan 2014 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
acobar
Member since:
2005-11-15

And here we go again:

"The Unix Hater’s Handbook, Reconsidered".

http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=538

But, yeah, lets pretend time has no effect on things.

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RE[5]: hmm
by moondevil on Sat 1st Feb 2014 16:59 in reply to "RE[4]: hmm"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Having been a developer targeting

- Xenix
- DG/UX
- HP-UX
- Solaris
- Aix
- FreeBSD
- Linux variants since 1995

I guess I do know a thing or two about UNIX.

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RE[6]: hmm
by acobar on Sat 1st Feb 2014 20:39 in reply to "RE[5]: hmm"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Having been a developer targeting ..

And what does it change the fact that *bsd, linux and the tools we use on them have progressed a lot? (and as a matter of fact also MS systems)

The criticism and humor on that book are caustic, some parts approaching disgruntled rant. Written around 94 it is a good reading, especially if you read the linked ESR answer and appreciate computer systems history and evolution but it is also dated, and as a developer you are very aware of it as so do I.

For whoever has the time, the illustrations are a plus and it is freely downloaded. ;)

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