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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    LOL Hippsie, especially this...

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I call this a "I have nothing better to do today so I'll write an article of pure speculation with a video to impress them all" syndrome.
    Classic
    I'm glad it amused you, Drew. When I read the article, my mind went into a sarcastic mode.

    You must have posted yours just before I did. Agree with you there.
    Well I was feeling a bit tipsy when I read that so it hit the spot

    And thanks.


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    OK so this morning I decided to splash out for the media center pack for my original Windows 8 code I purchased for $15 as an upgrade in Dec 2012. Purchasing took a fully patched and up to date system to not being able to activate with some wierd error message about non genuine software that I did not have on my system. So I called M$ and spoke to a helpful rep and he sorted out my issue with the phone activation application. I asked him about Windows 9 and he said it was about a year away but they were being trained on update 2 for August or September time frame which will be served up by the store apparently and it is another 3Gb download. That is what I was told, now whether to believe them I don't know but what the heck would they be doing with a 3Gb download to update the OS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    OK so this morning I decided to splash out for the media center pack for my original Windows 8 code I purchased for $15 as an upgrade in Dec 2012. Purchasing took a fully patched and up to date system to not being able to activate with some wierd error message about non genuine software that I did not have on my system. So I called M$ and spoke to a helpful rep and he sorted out my issue with the phone activation application. I asked him about Windows 9 and he said it was about a year away but they were being trained on update 2 for August or September time frame which will be served up by the store apparently and it is another 3Gb download. That is what I was told, now whether to believe them I don't know but what the heck would they be doing with a 3Gb download to update the OS?
    Mmmmm...interesting, very unusual they are allowed to talk about an unreleased edition...
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    I'd take what they say with a pound of salt. Though some may be getting trained considering the release is sometime this year, size, content, and delivery date is still speculation.
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    It will be released on the second Tuesday of the month.
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    I'm looking for increased IE performance mainly, and a refresh in the Bing apps, ideally a new and better Xbox Music app but I've come to face the fact that such a thing won't be happening anytime soon.

    Oh, and maybe better app switching behaviors. It sure gets tedious at time.

    I'll wait for Windows 9 to be floored with new features however.
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    They really need to add some of Windows Media Player's feature's to Xbox Music. Things like the equalizer and the other enhancements. They need to do this for Windows 8.1 & Windows Phone 8.1.
    I'll bet a big part of the Update 2 is Cortana. It's already on Windows Phone 8.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brkkab123 View Post
    They really need to add some of Windows Media Player's feature's to Xbox Music. Things like the equalizer and the other enhancements. They need to do this for Windows 8.1 & Windows Phone 8.1.
    I'll bet a big part of the Update 2 is Cortana. It's already on Windows Phone 8.1.
    EVERYTHING Zune is should be Xbox Music. It's utter poop still in comparison with everything else.

    I doubt Cortana is Update 2, I figured Update 1 was adding Cortana since the release coincided with such. It's more likely Windows 9 than 8.1.2. Cortana is still in beta and will be for quite some time, I think until early 2015?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonono View Post
    Well, i disagree, it is not a very good os, it has many, many things, that are bad compared to windows 7, not just start screen. It feels like you are no longer in control of any action, there is so many automated things that you cant turn off, its ridiculous... It feels like ms wanted you to feel too safe, so they put YOU in a prison instead of bad things...
    I will have to agree to disagree with you. Have they took away some controls? In a manner of speaking, but these controls can still be accessed if you know where to look. Which brings up my next point. Not everyone is like us who knows what we are doing. We have to remember that the general population will not have as much computer wiz knowledge as we do so any company such as MS would need to be leaned more towards their safety and needs compared to the smaller party.

    Myself, from the video I just saw it seems like they have took some great advice and suggestions from the MS communities as a whole and are trying to develop it how it should be.
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    What a pointless article, all it say's is that the updates will be out some time
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