Don’t like Windows 8’s new, currently unnamed, tablet-leaning interface? Too bad. Microsoft is apparently going to make you love it, and step one of the process is forcing you to boot into it, claims ZDnet.
Windows enthusiast and co-author of Windows 8 Secrets, Rafael Rivera, has apparently said that Windows 8 users will not be presented with the option to boot into the traditional desktop mode. Instead, all users will boot into the tiles and head to desktop mode from there if they must.
So far, the desktop booting ban has yet to be confirmed or denied by Microsoft, but if it is the case, this could be the final nail in the coffin for Windows 8 use in enterprise. It’s already unlikely that the new OS will see much pickup in the business world, and requiring users to be routed through the tiles at launch is only going to make it that less appealing for traditionalists. Everything Microsoft has done so far implies they’re going all or nothing on this new interface. There’s no reason to expect this to be an exception. [The Next Web via ZDNet]