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 Post subject: Microsoft blocks Win8 Start button and boot-to-desktop hack
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:35 am 
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Redmond says fuk you! You'll use Win8 my way. Microsoft has blocked a popular work-around that let users boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop. I say fuk you back!

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"Microsoft made some changes to Windows that prevent the .scf hack from working correctly," said Rafael Rivera in an email reply to questions. Rivera blogs at WithinWindows.com and along with Paul Thurrott, is the co-author of Windows 8 Secrets, a book slated for release next month.

The ".scf hack" Rivera referred to was first disclosed in April, and allowed users of Windows 8 Consumer Preview to circumvent the tile-based Start screen and automatically shift to the familiar desktop after logging on.

Well-known ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley first reported Rivera's conclusions earlier Monday. She also said other hacks, including some that restore the Start button to Windows 8, have been blocked.


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IMO, if any Linux distro (or any alternative OS for that matter) ever had a chance to move into prominence (i.e. steal significant market share), Windows 8 will open up that window of opportunity. Microsoft can do anything they want to with Windows 8... Just as with Vista, I won't be touching it. I'll stick with Windows 7 on my gaming / editing rig for the next decade & fool around with Ubuntu for everything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft blocks Win8 Start button and boot-to-desktop h
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:27 am 
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No doubt! Here's hoping PCLinuxOS with it's lilliputian footprint and it's simplicity can make some gains as Redmond trips, loses its way and cannibalizes itself.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Redmond says fuk you! You'll use Win8 my way. Microsoft has blocked a popular work-around that let users boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop. I say fuk you back!

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"Microsoft made some changes to Windows that prevent the .scf hack from working correctly," said Rafael Rivera in an email reply to questions. Rivera blogs at WithinWindows.com and along with Paul Thurrott, is the co-author of Windows 8 Secrets, a book slated for release next month.

The ".scf hack" Rivera referred to was first disclosed in April, and allowed users of Windows 8 Consumer Preview to circumvent the tile-based Start screen and automatically shift to the familiar desktop after logging on.

Well-known ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley first reported Rivera's conclusions earlier Monday. She also said other hacks, including some that restore the Start button to Windows 8, have been blocked.

Ah, where's my middle finger smiley?
I wonder if this also means that parts of ClassicShell will no longer work? I tried it on the consumer preview and it was fine.


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