Sources: ZDNet, Neowin
quote: "My sex life is pretty good" -- Steve Jobs' random musings during the 2010 D8 conference
quote: "Most average computers with Windows 7 can boot in a little under a minute. Windows 7 was really, imo, simply a more solid version of XP + Vista."
quote: I hate the new log in screen. Nobody, and I mean nobody, should ever use a Microsoft ID to sign in.
quote: I've had to help several people who sign in problems with password problems when their internet did not work. It was the dreaded "use the last password" problem. It is a problem that manifests itself on 8.0 and 8.1.
quote: Not only that, when you use a Microsoft ID, far too much of this accursed cloud and advertising junk is enabled by default just because Microsoft desperately wants to be Google.
quote: I want to see the entire Windows 8 sign in process locked in a safe, hurled into a river, and then hurl the river into the ocean. I want to see every cloud or Bing option deep-sixed. In short, I don't want Microsoft to know when I log in, what I do, or have any of my files
quote: A microsoft account is not required. Still has local accounts
quote: What is wrong with the "use last password"? Are people just changing it every 2 minutes?
quote: It's not that frequent, but it can fail if your cached credentials get wiped (an update can do this). Worst case is your computer updates the network drivers as part of an update which wipes the cache, and it needs you to login to complete updating the drivers. You can't login without the network working again. You can't get the network working again without logging in. Catch-22.