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Future For Windows 8.1

  1. #61


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Perhaps that's it > The grass is greener down state?

    Don't like the Start Screen? Then boot to the desktop and plaster all the icons on the Taskbar and desktop as the majority were doing all along. Using the Start Menu my arse!

    My tower PC has been down for the count and I've been using my daughter's and son-in-law's W7 laptop. Here's a snip of one of the desktops. The other one is basically the same. This is typical of what the commoners do instead of using the Start Menu. I've seen many a desktop such as this, including on business office desks. Then some wonder why MS introduced the Start Screen? Let's be real.


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  2. #62


    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Like I used to say building some houses that I thought were ugly. I wouldn't own it and once I got into the truck and down the road I didn't have to look at it anymore. I'm going to my subscription page now.
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  3. #63


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Williamsjesse17, they have released Microsoft Office for iOS & Android over a year ago. They are just now catching up to bringing Android into the Windows OS
    There is only a watered down version (Mobile) Microsoft Office for Android phones, but not for tablets. If there were, I would have it on my HP Slate.
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  4. #64


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Williamsjesse17, they have released Microsoft Office for iOS & Android over a year ago. They are just now catching up to bringing Android into the Windows OS.
    Is there something in the drinking water down state that's affecting your thinking, or was it working for the state all those years that has made you delusional?

    Please reference at least some articles as to where you get this crap from.
    Good morning, Hippsie:

    I just went to the Office.Microsoft.com site and looked at what's available for Android. The watered down (Mobile) Microsoft Office is available for Android Phones, but not for Android tablets. It's also available for the iPad (could be full version O365), iPhone and Windows Phone. Although the Surface Pro isn't listed, I am reasonably sure that the full version of Office 365 is available for it.
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  5. #65


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    With the mention of Android coming to Windows, is this the rumour that android apps would be coming to windows phone? , not seen this mentioned for a while now.
    Paul go to office.microsoft.com/android to see what's available office-wise to [mostly] phones, although Office 365 full version seems to be available for iPad and Surface Pro (not listed at the site, but I know folks who are using it).

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    MS are making their apps available on all platforms now, this should hopefully drive up the usage of the MS eco system, which could potentially bring more people to windows phone
    Not fast enough for me to have it on my HP Slate tablet!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    As to Windows 8, thinking more on this, is there really anywhere else the 8 series can go, it has been slowly converting over to a more desktop OS with the release of update 1, and 10 just makes this more so (or Win 8.2 if you prefer)
    Y'know, Paul, I think that probably 75% to 85% (off the top of my head) of Windows users still use a mouse to "touch" their Windows system; thus, most likely want the start button rather than the tiles. I know the mouse is my preference and I will most likely never own a touch computer. To me, I cannot see reaching out and putting fingerprints all over my screen when my mouse leaves no tracks unless I choose.

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    I still prefer the way 8 works to the current 10, but am hopeful that when the consumer preview comes out there will be options to make it work similar to 8, making it work for people who like the different ways of working, 7 style or 8 style (or a mixture of the two)
    And I, on the other hand, absolutely believe that Microsoft is heading in the correct direction with Windows 10. Further, I cannot see why everyone thinks that having a start button reverts back to Windows 7. Instead, what I see is that Microsoft has finally listened and is once again giving us choices in that we can have either tiles or the start button. What's wrong with that?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    I just hope MS listens to all feedback and not just that of the majority that want 10 to be a clone of 7
    As do I, Paul, as do I. FWIW, you can please all of the people some of the time, you can please some of the people all of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time. Welcome to the world of Windows!
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  6. #66


    Hi, Wyn.

    Yes, they are "watered down" or "limited" versions of Office, even on Windows phone. Limited in the fact of one template, fonts, colors, etc., but Office none the less.

    I have Office 2013 Pro on my tower, but is down for the count. Using the W7 lappy with no Office I simply go to my Outlook account online and use Office online in the mean time. Files get saved to OneDrive to open on my phone or vica versa. Very convenient indeed.
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  7. #67


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Don't like the Start Screen? Then boot to the desktop and plaster all the icons on the Taskbar and desktop as the majority were doing all along. Using the Start Menu my arse!
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    Good Grief, David! That would absolutely run me bonkers! I like a nice clean screen with a QuickLaunch bar to hold icons of my most used apps and files! I don't like my screen filled up with icons or tiles! If I'm going to have a picture on my monitor, I don't want it marred by all that stuff!
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  8. #68


    Well, in all honesty I must admit there is one part of the screen that was somewhat interesting, but then again I'm a man.
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  9. #69


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Well, in all honesty I must admit there is one part of the screen that was somewhat interesting, but then again I'm a man.
    hehehe, and I never even saw that until my reply to your post appeared!
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  10. #70


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Blind Hog--{Microsoft}


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Like I used to say building some houses that I thought were ugly. I wouldn't own it and once I got into the truck and down the road I didn't have to look at it anymore. I'm going to my subscription page now.
    Yep.
    I've been on similar jobs.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    I've got 8.1 to behave like XP.
    I don't really go for looks, but functionality.
    Although I do like different colors than MS provides.

    I use WindowBlinds8.
    MS should provide the ability to skin your OS, instead of having to buy 3rd party programs.
    I abhor the gray scrollbars.

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    This thread is about the future of Windows 8.1.

    They could continue Windows Updates with new features before &or after 10 comes out.
    They are rich enough so they will do as they please.
    Who knows what they will do.
    Even a blind hog can find an acorn once in a while.

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