I think you are basing that off the current XP model
Where you only pay so much and use it forever. Never ever upgrading.
XP was never ever meant to last as long as it did, that was an huge MS screw-up
they had issues gleaning new OS tech and advancing the overall Windows Kernal and stuff...
First off, the Headline of the article is complete malarkey BS.
It's a click magnet headline and trying to downplay Windows, still. Never ends.
But what else should we expect from ZDNet?
I think people get the idea of a Cloud OS confused.
And I think a lot of pseudo-techjurnos like to fear...
The integration of services is really good.
So, being able to share things across devices, pretty much all platforms have this
Access to information at a glance via Live Tiles is beyond impressive, no one else has this.
From everything I have read and seen, Androids lag on the same...
Sleep works in this way.
The system stays powered on in a very very low power state
The power light will stay on and blink signifying that it is in sleep mode, this is not a bad thing, it's the way it works.
Hibernate - will shut the system down and load everything in RAM to the hiberfile.sys...
You won't be taking it back to WP8. 8.1 and GDR1 will still be there. You won't have to reinstall them.
Yeah, I agree, to an extent. It software, so glitches in an update like 8.1 are bound to happen. I accept it, nuke and reload and move on. It works, so......
No one ever claimed computers...
You may need to reset your phone.
I did this on a whim (but I did not allow it to auto restore the phone) as I was having the lag issue with the Live Lock Screen Beta
Most everything else ran fine, but I also wanted to see if battery would be improved
I had read that was the case, but I didn't...
I have seen this same comment elsewhere on the net.....
It is not even CLOSE to Android or iOS. Not even the same ball park.
I really do not get how anyone can look at Live Folders and call it Android/iOS rip off.
Sorting is not that difficult.
I put all travel apps together,, maps, gas...
Yes, that is true. to a degree.
But this is more fear mongering than anything in my opinion.
It's not that big a deal really.
I would rather have some of these features get polished up and deployed proper in Win9
than half-baked patched up work around, which would probably be the case in...
The downgrading to WP8 to get Cyan was due to a BitLocker issue on Corporate used devices.
This only affected a handful of people,, but to play it safe, MS blocked anyone on Dev Preview from getting it
I think the fix is part of GDR1, not sure though.
it is confusing.
Most likely the versions...
No, you did the right thing updating to the official release of 8.1
It was also the only way you could get the Cyan Update for the 1520.
If I had the option I would do the same, reinstall DP and continue getting these great additions direct from MS
I wish Cyan could be gotten by bypassing...
Preview for Developers (aka DP) is not auto installed, unless they did,, but I doubt that,, it's an Opt in App
You have to install it. I would be surprised if DP was installed automatically.
You can only get WP8.1 through your carrier, or by installing DP.
So the only way you had WP8.1 before...
So, GDR1, not a huge update in terms of a ton of stuff
But what is there, is HUGE.
-Live Folders are fantastic. Love them.
-Adjustable Snooze time set per alarm (not Global)
-Select individual messages from a single thread to delete or forward
-Apps Corner could come in very handy in...
I would have to search for it, but they had saved the entire library of congress to a crystal about 10 years ago.
So, the idea is an old one,, but the advancement you showed is new.
I agree, this tech would be cool to have right now.
Wow, we will have to wait and see what actually comes of some of this stuff.
G-Sync could catch on, but it's hard to say as the PC Gaming market is still smaller than Console.
If G-Sync does catch on and does what it says, you could see even better graphics in games
Could we see a return to...
But, did you catch yourself there?
Falling onto that ever slippery slope to the pit of misinformation?
1.) You are blaming an OS for what is clearly 3rd party Driver support.
2.) While some did have issues with Win8.1 Update 1 through the store.
Not everyone did/does/will.