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Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option
« on: April 17, 2013, 06:30:40 AM »
Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass 'Metro' interface

My guess is that a lot of people have figured out how utterly useless "metro" is on most laptops or desktop computers. After having Windows Eight on my main laptop (which I have a 24 inch second monitor attached to also), I can tell you that metro is absolutely a waste of hard drive space, clunky, missing important key functions (such as a X to click for shutting down an app) and was without a doubt made for, at best, a cell phone, and NOT for a laptop of table top computer.

It's badly designed, poorly featured and about the dumbest thing MicroJoke has come out with in a very long time. It doesn't even make much sense on their Surface [tablet] Computers, which are just glorified EXPENSIVE laptops.

Perhaps MicroBrain has gotten the message that PC / Laptop users don't need, don't want, and don't give a fuck about their trendy metro crap.

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...

A nine toed operating GUI! - http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/25/4144952/windows-blue-features-rumors-release-dates-screenshots


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Re: Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 08:00:45 AM »
Perhaps MicroBrain has gotten the message that PC / Laptop users don't need, don't want, and don't give a fuck about their trendy metro crap.

I run Debian GNU/Linux on everything except my phone, which is sporting Android. Works fine, lasts a long time, won't rust, bust, or collect dust. An old screenshot from back when I had more stuff in the window navigator at the bottom, and fewer CPU cores monitored in the screenlets to the right:



And just because it's cute despite being not so useful, the desktop cube:



My apologies if I've presented these images here before and/or no one gives a fuck.
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Re: Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 03:46:23 PM »
I'm a Slacker. I mean Slackware user, I mean both. I use bare bones openbox with a tint2 bar. Call me a minimalist.

 

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