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Windows Blue - A small look at Build 9374

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Thanks
    It's obviously there for some reason -- so I suppose we'll just have to wit and see.

    Anyway I hope you get your 99 cents back !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Anyway I hope you get your 99 cents back !!!
    Let's say it was an academic investment.

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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I notice also it didn't ask me for a serial number either on install wheras the previous x-64 build did.

    I'm going to try installing Office 2010 and see what happens. I tried Photoshop (the "Free / abandonware" CS2 version) which was OK.

    I notice the Touch keyboard seems to be snappier than in previous releases -- it's slightly wonky as I haven't installed any language packs so it's set to UK English whereas I usually use Isl keyboard -- not a huge amount of difference though -- am testing on a Touch enabled laptop currently on a VM.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Paul Thurrott has another article on build 9374.

    http://http://winsupersite.com/windo...in-and-again e

    excerpts:

    Kiosk mode

    Windows 8.1 “Blue” will apparently include a “kiosk mode” through PC settings that lets you “lock down” the PC to provide a “single immersive app experience.” (Note the word of the use “immersive” there: As I’ve said in the past, anyone who believes that Microsoft has settled on the term “modern” to replace “Metro” is incorrect; instead, the firm continues to use multiple terms.)

    Files modern app

    While Microsoft already provides a “file picker” interface to Metro-style apps that need to let the user traverse the PC/device’s file system, many users have complained that a true Metro-style File Explorer app is needed. Such an interface appears in newer Blue builds as an app called Files, which appears to be an update of the current SkyDrive app. And while one of my sources tells me this won’t actually be included in the final version of Blue, I can’t see why not: Windows 8.x needs a Metro-style File Explorer.

    SkyDrive integration

    We saw earlier that Microsoft was implementing SkyDrive/Explorer integration through the Metro-based PC settings interface, meaning that it will be available to Windows RT users for the first time. (The current solution is an aftermarket desktop application that only works with Windows 8.) But apparently this SkyDrive integration will also include the ability to target SkyDrive as the default file save location too, something that’s currently available only to Office 2013 applications. SkyDrive also appears in File Explorer in the desktop automatically. (Again, this currently requires you to install the separate application.)

    All apps button

    I noted previously that the All Apps app bar button, available from the Windows 8 Start screen, was being tinkered with in Blue and that in the previously leaked build, you could only find it with a touch-based system. In 9374, the button appears hovering over the lower left corner of the Start screen when you move the mouse around, giving you a visual indication that it exists and that you can use it to see more apps.

    All apps

    The All apps view in Windows 8 is a collection of grouped apps (and applications) arranged alphabetically. In 9374, you can sort this list in different ways, including by name (alphabetically), by date installed, or by most used. Additionally, there’s a search box in this view so you can search for apps: No need to know about the Charms-based search functionality.

    PC Settings changes

    In keeping with previous Blue builds, which continue the move away from the desktop, there have been changes again in PC Settings. This will continue, no doubt.

    More settings syncing

    The newer builds provide more settings that can be synced between PCs/devices using your Microsoft account. I expect this list to keep growing and am hoping to come up with a useful delta guide explaining what’s changed.

    More soon…
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