Hey Microsoft, let's get "Refresh", "Reset" fixed.
No sense in having major features, if they don't work.
8/8.1 are far, far better IMO. The Real Quality Boot Time of 8 Verses 7@ alphanumeric
Then by all means Windows 8.1 is just Windows 7 in a different shell with more features and a slight learning curve, which goes to say Windows 8.1 is just as good as Windows 7 but better then Windows 7 it's certainly not.
Biggest problem is that too many folks put an equal sign between UI and OS and that is simply not true.
All versions of Windows are basically a GUI with a different shell - enc first windows release !! 1.01 (in a VM of course).
Once the underlying DOS was eliminated ( I think in Windows 98) then the kernel has remained essentially unaltered ever since then apart from the addition of 64 bit processing and better security and new hardware drivers. I'm sure if one were to "reverse" engineer parts of the windows kernel it would probably contain quite a lot of code from Windows NT.
@ Jimbo; Windows 9X had DOS, Windows 98 had MSDOS 7.1 I believe. ME had 8.0? The 9x family killed the requirement to install DOS first but it was still there in one form or another. It was pretty well eliminated with Windows NT and the NT kernel and NTFS file system. There is a command shell there but its not a true DOS environment. Some people still call it DOS though. This post may sound like I'm nit picking but that was not my intention.
I note that the article says:
"Surely, Microsoft has fulfilled its promise, but did it in its own way: pressing the left button now takes the user to the start Metro screen. And to open the familiar “Start” menu you have to make a right click on it."
I never upgraded, so I'm still using 8.0; but I always thought that, in 8.1 (like 8.0), the old Start Menu isn't available at all.
I think they might have been referring to right click on the start screen which takes one to the Windows 8 start menu, whether or not one believes it is a menu, whatever.Surely, Microsoft has fulfilled its promise, but did it in its own way: pressing the left button now takes the user to the start Metro screen. And to open the familiar “Start” menu you have to make a right click on it.
edit: Or at least it used to (in 8) expose the All Apps button.
Now, ok, not so, ... down arrow now.
Oops, had to re-read, I was mistaken. It was all about 8.1 / 8.2, sorry about that.
I keep switching between 8.1 and server, which uses the 8.0 model.
Last edited by mdmd; 21 Nov 2013 at 10:46.