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Is 8.1 replacing 8?

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Gaspode View Post
    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    But we probably won't know that until official release sometime around Oct.
    Jim
    Yea, I'm probably over-thinking this too soon. What with XP support ending next April, I'm transitioning from XP to 8. I've never run Vista, and I've only had brief encounters with 7.

    @dirtyvu ~ It's not a problem if it's there...I just find I don't need it. Hotkeys usually get me to what I need.

    Thanks again.
    Lucky you for not ever touching vista!

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Windows 8.1 is like a service pack operating system, or maybe a SPOP. It will be released similar to as a service pack, you won't be forced to install it unless if you want continued support. It's like a new OS because there are new minor features there aren't in Windows 8. It was reported a while back that Microsoft wants Windows 8.1 the version everyone and their cat to be on.
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  3. #13


    I like 8 more or less, (after making a few changes if my own)but do look forward to a few choices becoming available natively.
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  4. #14


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    1) Boot to desktop -- great for people using primarily Windows classical applications.
    2) Metro apps to run easily on multiple monitors (re-sizeable windows up to 4) PLUS concurrently with desktop application.
    3) Install procedure -- installs application as a single tile which can be expanded / or customized --instead of installing tiles for every .EXE file in the software package making it horrendous to organise properly on the start screen.

    These 3 improvements alone are significant and will remove most of the complaints about Windows 8. Booting directly to desktop should also make it easier for IT admins too as the applications used in the work place can be pinned to desktop / quick launch toolbar without the user ever seeing the Metro interface.

    Probably a lot of other changes too. I'm looking forward to the preview.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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