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    Windows 8.1 Fails to Impress in India Despite Massive Disc

    This has all been hashed in the past, but I am certain MS recognizes it they just have an overriding desire to get people into their windows store/tablet/phone world and they are willing to sacrifice a generation of their OS to fulfill that desire.
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    Hurry up and wait: Why Microsoft's holding Windows 8.1

    Definition of Lemon: 5. Slang a person or thing considered to be useless or defective I don't think it is a stretch to consider the poor reception of Windows 8 and the Metro interface to be 'defined' as a lemon. To many people, the Metro UI is 'considered' useless and defective. Myself included.
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    Former Employee Says That Microsoft Is No Longer Cool...

    This guy doesn't think a full screen, non windowed, Box based interface for desktop computers is innovative? No credibility here....
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    One in Three Windows 8 Users Downgrade to Windows 7

    Never thought of this. I know personally around 10 people with Windows 8, and all of them use a start menu replacement. I have never personally seen someone successfully function within the stock windows 8 UI. I had one friend, who apparently tried to use Metro, end up taking the computer back...
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    Microsoft roll out one more update to Visual Studio 2012

    Is MS going to yearly installments of Visual Studio now? That is going to be painful. I have to find a way to get away from MS products. Their decisions the last couple of years are killing me.
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    New Windows 8 system? Hope you're not in a hurry to use it

    I really wish MS would make a condensed roll up pack about every six months which Windows update could utilize instead of downloading hundreds of individual updates. Considering all the time spent updating stuff in Windows, it seems like this would be a worthwhile effort for a small group of...
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    Windows Server 2012 R2 "Blue" (9431) Released

    I am confident that the start menu replacements will work... eventually. Stardock (and I am sure Classic Shell) have some A+ coders working on it and will find a way. Though I wouldn't doubt MS put up some roadblocks.
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    Windows Server 2012 R2 "Blue" (9431) Released

    Nice. Thanks for the info! So I guess the hidden popup start thingy is going the way of the dodo.
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    Windows Server 2012 R2 "Blue" (9431) Released

    What is the original start buttons functionality?
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    Windows 8.1’s Success Critical for Microsoft’s “Morale”

    It just seems so simple and I cannot understand how MS is not relenting. Allow users to have their preferred interface. Desktop or the touch oriented Modern. Start working on synergy between the two interfaces (something like Start 8 plus Modern Mix). As time goes on and the Modern interface...
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    Whats New In Windows 8.1 (Springboard Series)

    Modern blah blah modern blah blah modern blah blah. Modern business's do not need or want the 'modern' interface AT ALL. They want and need Windows.
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    Introducing Windows Red: A serious plan to fix Windows 8

    I am almost in complete agreement with this article.
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    Windows 2012 server to get update or not - anybody

    I am wondering this myself. Also, how will future support work for users who do not upgrade to 8.1? Nothing in 8.1 looks to have much of an effect on someone who uses a SMR and the desktop exclusively. Should I bother upgrading and risk having some type of issue with my work PC? I recently...
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    Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

    I am a developer and DBA. I am forced to use MS software because that is what my clients use. I personally am affected by the OS interface on a daily basis. So, accordingly, I want my opinion known. I do not like the direction MS is taking with Windows 8 and I would like to see it changed. That...
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    Hey, Microsoft: It's the apps, stupid

    I am really curious what MS is going to do if a decent amount of Windows 8 users do not update to 8.1. Will all future Windows 8 updates, hot fixes, and service packs be both 8.0 and 8.1 compliant? I see nothing in this update which would prompt me to actually create a MS account and fiddle...
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    New Windows 8.1 leak includes 'Metro' file explorer and im

    It kinda makes me sad that everything I read about windows 8 is something to do with the Metro UI which I do not use and will never use. I wish they could focus some of this development time on the desktop......
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    Blue might not be as bad as we fear

    From everything I am reading it sounds like 'Blue' is going to be nothing more than a bunch of Metro updates (more ways to snap screen... not impressive at all when compared to the power of the desktop and desktop applications), a bunch of options moved to the silly Metro Interface (without any...
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    Windows 8.1 Start button may not offer actual Start menu

    I appreciate that link, it was very interesting.
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    Start button to re-appear in Windows Blue (From W7 Forum)

    That would be funny as hell. "Here is your stupid start button" to take you to our Mobile phone interface. haha
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    Been having problems.

    It sounds like you may have a hardware issue. Things to check: -Check CPU/MB temps -Check all power connectors are secured to the motherboard and/or video card(s). -Check that all fans are working. -Check that your CPU heatsink and fan are firmly connected to the processor and motherboard
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