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Microsoft said to block ability to boot straight to desktop in Windows 8

     
2:06 am on Aug 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft said to block ability to boot straight to desktop in Windows 8 [zdnet.com]

If you were one of those business users counting on being able to circumvent the new tiled Windows 8 start menu, you may be disappointed.

The final release-to-manufacturing (RTM) builds of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been leaking to the Web for last few days. Those with access to the final builds are discovering the final tweaks Microsoft made to the product since the last public test build, Windows 8 Release Preview, was delivered.

One of those tweaks is the decision to block users from setting up their Windows 8 machines to boot straight to the Desktop, circumventing the tiled Start screen, formerly known as the Metro screen.
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That's interesting. I wonder why they made that decision.
2:46 pm on Aug 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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That's interesting. I wonder why they made that decision.


My best guess would be, that they are tired of the Operating System business and want that people switch to other OS. But they don't want to admit it for some reason and that's why they built Windows 8 as a last attempt to scare the last remaining hardcore Windows users away.

Seriously - Windows 8 looks like its designed for consumers only - passive users that only want to look at what others have made. And if Microsoft continues on this path, it will be mostly things that others made on Linux PCs or Macs in the not to far future.
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anyone else get that "vista" feeling ?

After the heights of wimdows 7, ahh well
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I said, elsewhere, recently, that they should have named it W849 ..which would have spared them the snickers of many of us, at their, "whoops, we can't call it metro" ..must have been a bad time to be a chair, around Mr B, when that news broke .. :)