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Windows 8.1 rumored to include option to boot straight to desktop

Windows 8.1 rumored to include option to boot straight to desktop

Windows 8’s luddite-scaring Start Screen has managed to frighten enough people that Microsoft may be backing away from making the new view central to the Windows experience. According to a new rumor from The Verge, Microsoft’s next major Windows release will include an option to boot and log in straight to the desktop view, allowing users to bypass the polarizing tile-based Start interface that been the target of much criticism. The new option will be disabled by default in Windows 8.1, according to the report, but it will be simple enough to enable. Sadly for some, users will still need to download free third-party software if they want the classic Start button back.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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