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What if you can't use Windows 8.1 then what?

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    Windows 7 - Linux (Ubuntu & Zorin) - XP

    What if you can't use Windows 8.1 then what?


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    Last edited by KarterJK; 01 Jul 2013 at 17:11.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is an early preview that is released with the understanding that it will have many bugs. Those bugs will be fixed by the time it is released. If you need something stable, you should not be installing beta software.
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    Vista and Win7


    Does anyone know if MS is going to have another release beta?
    I would say the answer is NO. There was no such announcement from MS and not even any indication from the rumor mill. We'll just have to wait for the RTM.

    Now that does not mean that MS wiil not release updates for bug fixes between now and RTM.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by KarterJK View Post

    Or are they planning other beta releases?

    Personally, I think 8.1 is a major setback, I am beginning to think Windows 8 in total is a setback
    As far as I know, there won't be any more preview/testing versions.

    So now is the time to give your feedback around the forums. Fedback is helpful to MS, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Does anyone know if MS is going to have another release beta?
    I would say the answer is NO. There was no such announcement from MS and not even any indication from the rumor mill. We'll just have to wait for the RTM.

    Now that does not mean that MS wiil not release updates for bug fixes between now and RTM.
    thank you for the response I hope for the later

    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2
    As far as I know, there won't be any more preview/testing versions.


    So now is the time to give your feedback around the forums. Fedback is helpful to MS, of course.
    Thank you for the response, I am worried you may be correct since they put this release in the App Store (not the norm for a preview), I fear this may the final with few alterations
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is not going to be the final. And they didn't really put it in the app store. You have to download and install a patch to make it show up in the app store.

    There's still 6 months before this will be finished, they have a lot of work to do to finish it. It is likely more or less feature complete, but the bugs have to be fixed.
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    My guess is that Win 9 will be released within 12 - 18 months after the RTM for 8.1.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    yeah, the developer of MetroTwit listed a classic example. currently, the 8.1 preview has a serious bug that affects the touch interface (and lo and behold, MetroTwit got borked by this bug). it will not be patched for the preview version. however, the fix is already in the build that will eventually become the RTM.

    when you use a preview or beta, you just have to live with the bugs.
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    [QUOTE=when you use a preview or beta, you just have to live with the bugs.

    Don't you mean when you use a MS product, you just have to live with the bugs.
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    sayitasitis
    Don't you mean when you use a MS product, you just have to live with the bugs.
    Metro isn't a bug - it is a feature... allegedly.

    Not even pcdecrapifier can remove it.
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