Normally I would post this in the science section but this transcends science to a much broader audience.. Windows 8 users.
Finally a [partial] Fix for the screwy release.
I had almost cured one of my laptops already.
Bought another with Window 7 intentionally. Was hard to find on a late model but did.
Developments with Microsoft's new Windows 8 system - The Washington Post
Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system
Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 12:23 AM
— May 7: Microsoft says it will retool Windows 8 to address Complaints and Confusion, though it offers few details. Microsoft also discloses that it has sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses.
— May 14: Microsoft says its Windows update, previously codenamed Blue, will be called 8.1 and will be Free to Windows 8 users.
— May 30: Microsoft details some of the changes. Users will be able to set their machines to start automatically in the older, desktop mode.
A Start button is restored in look, though clicking on it will lead to Window 8’s full-screen startup page rather than the Start menu found in older Windows.
— June 26: Microsoft is scheduled to release a Preview version on Windows 8.1 as it kicks off Build, a three-day conference in San Francisco for partners and other developers.
Poll on Front Page of Yahoo Finance today (no specific link)
Microsoft is unveiling changes to Windows 8 after Complaints, what's your opinion of the operating system?
Love it (4367) 7%
Hate it (13980) 22%
Somewhere in between (9333) 15%
Don't care/haven't bothered to find out (34728) 56%