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Future For Windows 8.1

  1. #71


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for info on the office site, I haven't looked at that because I read it was not available on Android tablets so didn't look into that further

    I agree that the majority of people using windows use a mouse (I am using one now), I don't agree that the tiles interface is for touch only, I use it with my mouse and much prefer it to the start menu, I find it much easier to navigate, when I am using my laptop as portable in my lap I prefer to use the touch side, and for me I would like the same experience whichever I am using, not one interface when using the mouse and a different one when using touch.
    I was a Apple user until 18 months ago, it was windows 8 that brought me back to MS as I liked the new direction and changes made to the UI

    I need to see more of how Win 10 is going to progress before knowing fully if they are going in the right direction (for me), so far they have gone backwards, new start menu, everything runs on the desktop, this is closer to how 7 works than 8, which is not the direction I want to see

    I don't see MS as giving choice (yet), they are making Win 10 to operate more like Windows 7, they have removed the options so it can work similar to 8, a choice of start screen or menu does not make it work like 8

    Full Screen apps as default and when closing return to the start screen
    Charms Bar
    App swither in top left
    Toolbar and Top bar gone from any modern app

    Give me these options and I will be happy with 10

    I know it is early days so hopefully things will change, but so far for me 10 is to much a change back to the desktop being the central point of the OS, I only ever want to see the desktop if I run a desktop program or click the desktop tile

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  2. #72


    If this is what you were referring to, broe, so be it. It's still a Windows system. Good move on MS's part!

    Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager

    I see it made Parks who works IT very happy to hear. I bet others as well. Any convenient tool to make our job easier in the building industry was/is always welcomed.
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  3. #73


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,585
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by asvent View Post
    Except that the system requirements for Windows haven't changed since Vista. So any computer capable of running Vista is capable of running 10. ...
    I don't think that's quite right. Some people ran into problems upgrading to Win 8.1 because MS added new hardware requirements which prevented some from installing the update. Win 8.1 required that the processor support CMPXCHG16b which was not previously required.

    I'm not sure if they removed this requirement in Win 10.
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  4. #74


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


    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.
    The text box is on the lower part of the screen for a reason.
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  5. #75


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    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!
    A picture---

    Attachment 53055
    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![/QUOTE]

    Sorry to run you bonkers.

    I have my own style.

    edit--- As you can see, the image of Lara Croft isn't covered by icons.
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  6. #76


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by asvent View Post
    Except that the system requirements for Windows haven't changed since Vista. So any computer capable of running Vista is capable of running 10. ...
    I don't think that's quite right. Some people ran into problems upgrading to Win 8.1 because MS added new hardware requirements which prevented some from installing the update. Win 8.1 required that the processor support CMPXCHG16b which was not previously required.

    I'm not sure if they removed this requirement in Win 10.
    Yeppers and I was one of those who had to drop back to Windows 8 32 bit from 64 bit! That was a smack in the head.

    And when I go back to Windows ME, I remember that my current hardware (in total) worked fine, but when I upgraded some of it, Windows ME was totally unstable. Which has nothing to do with this conversation.

    And although Microsoft says it should work, doesn't always mean it will work.
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  7. #77


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by asvent View Post
    Except that the system requirements for Windows haven't changed since Vista. So any computer capable of running Vista is capable of running 10. ...
    I don't think that's quite right.
    It is not right at all. System requirements deal only with things like "amount" of RAM, CPU clock speeds, disk space and things like that. It, IN NO WAY, means a piece of hardware from the Vista era using Vista drivers will work with W7, W8.x or W10.

    And although Microsoft says it should work, doesn't always mean it will work.
    Very true but let's make sure we put the onus where it belongs. It is not up to the OS maker (MS in this case) to ensure legacy hardware works with current operating systems. It is up to the hardware maker to ensure compatibility with current standards, to include the necessary driver development.
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  8. #78


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Itaregid;443270[QUOTE
    And although Microsoft says it should work, doesn't always mean it will work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Itaregid;443270[QUOTE
    Very true but let's make sure we put the onus where it belongs. It is not up to the OS maker (MS in this case) to ensure legacy hardware works with current operating systems. It is up to the hardware maker to ensure compatibility with current standards, to include the necessary driver development.
    I was referring particularly to my case Intaregid; Windows 8 64 bit installed correctly and there were no problems; however, when I attempted to install Windows 8.1 64 bit, Microsoft had changed the hardware requirements for Windows 8.1 64 bit; thus, my only choice was to drop back to Windows 8 32 bit in order to install Windows 8.1 in the only configuration Microsoft allowed for that particular hardware.

    So, in this particular case, looks to me like the onus was and is on Microsoft.
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  9. #79


    But it is STILL up to the HW makers to develop and release updated drivers. And the HW makers had time with beta 8.1 to do so.
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  10. #80


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona 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
    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.
    Yes, I've seen it advertising on my iPhone. I didn't want it to install it, because it uses a lot of storage. I've already got Office on my Laptop, so I really don't need it.
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