Category: windows 8

Windows 8 Blue update may let you skip Start screen tiles at boot

Windows 8 Blue update may let you skip Start screen tiles at boot

| June 14, 2013

Windows 8 is a grower: you’ll be frustrated with it at first, seemingly moving things around just for the sake of it, but give it time and you’ll find it a pretty comfortable progression from Windows 7. For many though, that “Metro” Start screen is still an issue, with plenty hoping to be able to […]

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Windows 8.1 Back To The Future? Hello Again To The Start Button

Windows 8.1 Back To The Future? Hello Again To The Start Button

| April 23, 2013

Several sources (e.g. Mary Jo Foley) report that Microsoft will bring back the missing Start Button and ability to boot straight to Desktop in Windows Blue (effectively Windows 8.1) to be released later this year. Such a major U-turn raises questions about Microsoft’s strategic thinking – the whole philosophy behind their ‘one size fits all’ approach to […]

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Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora

Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora

| December 6, 2012

All Windows 8 licensed hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default in their replacement for the BIOS, Unfied Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). So far, so good, who doesn’t want more security? The fly in the soup is that by default only Windows 8 will run on these systems, so no Linux, no […]

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