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Last post Author Topic: Where Is Windows 8.1?  (Read 9133 times)

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2013, 04:56:29 PM »
Windows 8 (I didn't test, but I assume the above is correct): 6.2.x
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200] - so yeah, the kernel is a point upgrade.

Actually, not.  The metro interface does allow dual windows.
Hrm, apart from "one App per monitor" and the snap-to-side thing, does Metro allow for windows? I wasn't under the impression it does?

I have three monitors and found it almost impossible to use with a mouse because it was really hard to hit the corners of the centre monitor and 'Metro' stuck to one screen.
I personally don't use the charms bar or any of the hot-corner stuff when dealing with Win8, so that's not really a problem for me. But I'm not using any Metro apps.

Kinda like it so far on my work laptop - it's not a big enough thing that I'll reinstall my finely working Win7 workstation, but next time I do an OS reinstall there, it'll definitely be Win8 (unless the successor is out and turns out to be decent.)
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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2013, 06:21:22 PM »
Hrm, apart from "one App per monitor" and the snap-to-side thing, does Metro allow for windows? I wasn't under the impression it does?

Ok, so I was bit loose with the definition of 'window'.  You have it right with the 1/4 snap bit.

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2013, 07:07:58 PM »
Hrm, apart from "one App per monitor" and the snap-to-side thing, does Metro allow for windows? I wasn't under the impression it does?
Ok, so I was bit loose with the definition of 'window'.  You have it right with the 1/4 snap bit.
Fair :)

That's decent enough, but definitely in no way a replacement for generic movable & resizeable windows, when we're talking desktop operating systems.
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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2013, 09:20:33 AM »
That's decent enough, but definitely in no way a replacement for generic movable & resizeable windows, when we're talking desktop operating systems.

Yeah... i have to agree with you there.  When I first used it, I was like Wow... but in practical use, it became less feasible.  In tablet mode, I can still see why it's useful, however.  Which is why I still stick to my statement that if MS hadn't proclaimed the desktop legacy, and had kept a form of the start menu- but also introduced not-Metro, and let people transparently and easily choose which they wanted to use and boot into, a lot of the problems they are having wouldn't exist.

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2013, 08:28:31 PM »
Microsoft may be doing that with the Win 8 update called "Blue". I believe that it's present name is Windows 8.1.

Windows Blue May Bring Back The Start Button - Technology News - redOrbit
« Last Edit: May 09, 2013, 09:30:55 PM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2013, 08:29:11 PM »
Good codename for Windows 6.3, isn't it?

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2013, 09:21:42 PM »
Windows 8.1 Build 9369 Screenshots Leaked.jpg

http://Windows 8.1 B...9 Screenshots Leaked

Windows Blue Leaked, Free ISO Available for Download.jpgWhere Is Windows 8.1?

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« Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 03:31:58 PM by Carol Haynes, Reason: removed torrent link »

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2013, 11:50:03 AM »
I'm leaving the exploring of what is at this link to you bold, dashing adventurers here.  Caveat emptor (Let the buyer(downloader) beware!)
Ahem, what's the legal status of that leaked ISO?
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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2013, 12:55:48 PM »
My question exactly... and perhaps the link should be taken down?

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2013, 03:46:31 PM »
My question exactly... and perhaps the link should be taken down?

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2013, 02:21:12 AM »
Still no Start Menu on Win 8.1 ?
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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2013, 04:10:07 AM »
I wonder if Windows 8.1 is going to rely more on cloud based services compared to previous operating system. Atleast on the tablet side, noticed few reviewers commenting about their restriction of limiting people to use app store for even free application installation.

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Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2013, 06:23:03 AM »
What I have noticed with the app store (with the few clients I have that use it - most have Start8 installed) is that there tends to be an indiscriminate downloading of apps to do things - such as email clients I have never heard of.

In the long term there is going to have to be a whole lot of education about this sort of thing or there is going to be real problems - especially when locked into programs with no export features.