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Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    We haven't seen it yet. Ya never know. MS will be monitoring reactions around the net. Not impossible a few more things will be added/altered.
    Like maybe perhaps possibly a fully opaque, individually colourable taskbar?

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    labeeman
    M$ has ticked off a lot of there customers who will never come back.
    I think those who have already gone elsewhere will be difficult to get back.

    Not sure about the average user who will go to get a lappie with 8.1. It might be enough. I have little doubt the much lower priced tablets will do better.

    Apple isn't going to sit about. Tim has done a good job extending the products - I think he will continue to do so. Likely candidates would be the iphone ( particularly in view of the Samsung small phone effort ) and the mini ipad. I think that will come in at a lot less than it is now.
    My brother and most of his friends have switched to Macs (doctors do not care how much it cost) he was a Windows man not any more. The few friends that bought Windows 8 boxes sent them back. What Windows 8.1 will do is multiply the ticked off users. M$ is not killing off the desktop it is saving it by pushing its users to other OS.
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  3. #13


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    Oh my God I'm so excited!



    Baby tiles, giant tiles, in between tiles, the new Windows!

    Microsoft must have looked at my Start Screen thread and thought, "Wow, this is gorgeous!" I don't get why they didn't do that to begin with as I personally felt from the VERY start when they showed off Windows 8 for the first time that the Desktop wallpaper should be used to keep that feeling of it's still on the Desktop.
    Post your Start Screen!

    App snap in 50/50 mode is a HUGE welcome to me, never understood why they didn't do that to begin with.

    It's going to be pretty nice to type in a search query and have Bing search results come up, VERY handy.

    Interesting to see how Desktop app tiles autocolorize, kind of iffy about that as I like to keep those tiles colored to accent or match my Start background.
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  4. #14


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    Everyone talks about the Start button but... is it the big deal? There are a lot of improvements under the Win 8 hood!
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The classic Start Menu is a big deal for some. I see adding this extra Start Button as just smoke and mirrors. If they did give me the option to use the classic Start Menu I'd give 8 another go on my desktop PC's. As it stands right now I'm not interested in switching them from Windows 7. On the other hand I do welcome the other changes. I have 8 on my laptop and plan on giving 8.1 a look see. I might actually want to use Snap now and the smaller tile sizes could be a good thing. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Having to have Windows 8 to get 8.1 through the store might backfire on Microsoft though. If you are already running Windows 8 you're good to go, but how many people are going to buy Windows 8 just to get a look at 8.1?
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  6. #16


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    Interesting how MS justify the button thing. They say some people want the comfort of having a visible button. It is probably true.

    It may also be the case a lot of people want a start button leading to a menu. That is not mentioned.

    Suggestion is powerful thing.

    I mentioned on another thread the idea of a loaded question. A loaded question contains an unjustified assumption. E.G. Will you pay a subscription now - or later ?

    You will notice frequent use of "the future" "progress" "adapt" and so on.

    Very few will question - whose idea of the future ? Is it progress in the sense of moving to something better - or is it something worse? Why should people adapt - what for? Is anybody going to benefit - if so, who and in what way?
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  7. #17


    New Zealand
    Posts : 91
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Everyone talks about the Start button but... is it the big deal? There are a lot of improvements under the Win 8 hood!
    I don't think it is the start menu as such. It is more the interface change and the start menu is a symbol of that. With the start menu and boot to desktop it would enable you to avoid the Metro interface.

    Microsoft seems to have no faith in their own "Magical", Fresh etc interface and appear to think that given a choice a large portion of their customers would avoid it, so have removed that choice.

    I cannot stand the new touch screen interface, so to me the minor improvements under the hood do not warrant upgrading (or interface wise downgrading) from 7.

    The reason we keep posting about it is we have to. If people stop posting about how Windows 8 is wrong for them, The press and Microsoft will get the false impression that all is good in Microsoft's "Magical" software empire.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Everyone talks about the Start button but... is it the big deal? There are a lot of improvements under the Win 8 hood!
    I don't think it is the start menu as such. It is more the interface change and the start menu is a symbol of that. With the start menu and boot to desktop it would enable you to avoid the Metro interface.

    Microsoft seems to have no faith in their own "Magical", Fresh etc interface and appear to think that given a choice a large portion of their customers would avoid it, so have removed that choice.

    I cannot stand the new touch screen interface, so to me the minor improvements under the hood do not warrant upgrading (or interface wise downgrading) from 7.

    The reason we keep posting about it is we have to. If people stop posting about how Windows 8 is wrong for them, The press and Microsoft will get the false impression that all is good in Microsoft's "Magical" software empire.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Everyone talks about the Start button but... is it the big deal? There are a lot of improvements under the Win 8 hood!
    I don't think it is the start menu as such. It is more the interface change and the start menu is a symbol of that. With the start menu and boot to desktop it would enable you to avoid the Metro interface.

    Microsoft seems to have no faith in their own "Magical", Fresh etc interface and appear to think that given a choice a large portion of their customers would avoid it, so have removed that choice.

    I cannot stand the new touch screen interface, so to me the minor improvements under the hood do not warrant upgrading (or interface wise downgrading) from 7.

    The reason we keep posting about it is we have to. If people stop posting about how Windows 8 is wrong for them, The press and Microsoft will get the false impression that all is good in Microsoft's "Magical" software empire.
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  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Everyone talks about the Start button but... is it the big deal? There are a lot of improvements under the Win 8 hood!
    I don't think it is the start menu as such. It is more the interface change and the start menu is a symbol of that. With the start menu and boot to desktop it would enable you to avoid the Metro interface.

    Microsoft seems to have no faith in their own "Magical", Fresh etc interface and appear to think that given a choice a large portion of their customers would avoid it, so have removed that choice.

    I cannot stand the new touch screen interface, so to me the minor improvements under the hood do not warrant upgrading (or interface wise downgrading) from 7.

    The reason we keep posting about it is we have to. If people stop posting about how Windows 8 is wrong for them, The press and Microsoft will get the false impression that all is good in Microsoft's "Magical" software empire.
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