Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site April 24, 2014, 03:57:41 AM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Your Support Funds this Site: View the Supporter Yearbook.
   
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: Windows 8.1 Preview  (Read 999 times)
allen
Charter Member
***
Posts: 1,166



Powered by Beard

see users location on a map View Profile Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:56:35 AM »

Yesterday Microsoft released a public preview of Windows 8.1 featuring the return of the Start button, an overhauled unified search and Internet Explorer 11. Anybody take it for a spin?
Logged
40hz
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 9,871



A'Tuin

see users location on a map View Profile Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 09:42:37 AM »

I have it downloaded. I'm waiting until this weekend when I should have the time - and also be in a more unbiased and receptive mood - to give it a fair tryout. Grin
Logged

Don't you see? It's turtles all the way down!
x16wda
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 391


what am I doing in this handbasket?

see users location on a map View Profile Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 07:11:54 PM »

I'd like to get clarification of licensing or subscription changes... I could swear I saw something about a change, but haven't had time to follow up.
Logged

vi vi vi - editor of the beast
Curt
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 6,262

see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 02:34:37 AM »

... Windows 8.1 featuring the return of the Start button, ...
Quote from: Windows Secrets Top Story
The sham Start button: Man, it bugs me when tech writers and Windows 8 fanboys claim that Win8.1's new Start button is like what we're used to in XP/Vista/Win7. It's not even close. Microsoft put an icon on the far-left side of the taskbar (see Figure 1) that looks like the modern Windows logo. But when you click or tap it, you don't get Win7's start menu; as with Windows 8, you're immediately flipped over to the Metro Start screen.

That's the default action. Win8.1 also lets you use the Start button to open the new Apps view. (Find more on Apps view below, in "Changes to the Metro side of Windows.") And if you right-click or tap-and-hold the Start button, you get the Win-X power-user menu, shown in Figure 1. The new Win-X menu is nearly identical to the old one — except for one important new option: Shut down. (Your Win-X menu might also have the Windows PowerShell in place of the Command Prompt. More on that below.)

https://windowssecrets.co...ndows-8-1-a-preview-tour/
Logged
Curt
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 6,262

see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 09:59:46 AM »

A rather lengthy and detailed article on the coming (October 18), final Windows 8.1: https://windowssecrets.co...gh-the-final-windows-8-1/

Quote from: Touring through the final Windows 8.1
Before going through Windows 8.1, I’ll cut directly to the 30-second summary: if you have Windows 8, you’re going to want to upgrade to Windows 8.1. There are a few gotchas (see below), but by and large Win 8.1 is an improvement.

On the other hand, if you’re still using Windows 7 and you’re on the fence about migrating to Windows 8, nothing in Win8.1 will sway your decision to upgrade. For traditional Windows users who are perfectly happy with a mouse, a nice screen, and a comfortable keyboard — and who prefer to not poke at big, blinking boxes — Win 8.1 brings nothing new to the table.

Enhancing Windows 8′s Start screen experience
Win8′s tiled (aka Metro) Start screen is what nearly all users love, hate, or love to hate about the new operating system. For the most part, the Win8.1 Start screen is just like Win8′s — a full-screen, live-tiled, touch-centric counterpoint to the classic Windows desktop. Most of Win8.1′s improvements are somewhat behind the curtains. They include: ...
read much more: https://windowssecrets.co...gh-the-final-windows-8-1/
 
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  

DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.037s | Server load: 0.1 ]