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Windows Videos: First look at Windows 8.1

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There is absolutely no cloud computing going on in Windows 8.1.

    It's just SkyDrive integration as usual, and Bing Search in the OS. Again, just the usual stuff.
    I wonder if they are going to let you turn the Skydrive off. In office 2013 you need to do a registry hack to do it.

    I also wonder if they will let you use a competitors service instead, such as Dropbox and replace all the links that are pushing you towards Skydrive
    Probably.

    In Office 2013, there is a simple checkbox in the Options pane to default saving of documents to your hard drive and not to SkyDrive.

    I also doubt they will allow Dropbox to be used over SkyDrive. They're not letting the option to switch from Bing to google search in 8.1 simply because google can't be used in that fashion like Bing. They have more control on their SkyDrive service so they can better incorporate that into another product they have more control of versus allowing a third party.

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  2. #32


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    We already know that some users do not like the existence of the Start Screen, however easy it is to totally bypass and never see again.

    For these users I can only say that I still fail to understand why a built-in feature which takes no resources when not used, can be totally bypassed, which you must never see and use if you don't want to and which in absolutely no way affects your computer usage if you so choose remains a problem?
    Not everybody is as tech savvy as some here are. It may seem like a trivial thing to you to bypass it and hide it but not everybody feels that way. It's a big deal to some people. It makes sense to me.
    That is simply not true. Everyone capable to use Windows (any version) and read can find simple instructions in a minute to bypass start Screen.

    Really. If you are capable to use Windows you are capable to find how to hide Start Screen, especially if that feature annoys you.
    Ok, so nobody should ever be allowed to complain about Metro because you say it can be hidden? I'm not meaning to be augmentative but I'm having a hard time understanding your reasoning.
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  3. #33


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Ok, so nobody should ever be allowed to complain about Metro because you say it can be hidden? I'm not meaning to be augmentative but I'm having a hard time understanding your reasoning.
    You can of course read and interpret my posts as you wish. Those who understand them as they are written can easily see that I am not saying people should not complain, nor were I saying I don't like to see or hear those complaints. Instead I was simple saying I fail to understand why it is a problem if you don't see it, don't have to use it.

    Nothing about right to complain, only about my inability to understand.

    In the future I will try to use more simple words and expressions so that you, too, could understand what I post. Sorry the confusion.

    Kari
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  4. #34


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


    Hey fine whatever dude.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Well, there's nothing there that excites me much apart from the small tiles, which i do like.
    And if half the OS needs the 'cloud' to work, then there's not much point in my even bothering with it.

    Wenda.
    There is absolutely no cloud computing going on in Windows 8.1.

    It's just SkyDrive integration as usual, and Bing Search in the OS. Again, just the usual stuff.
    The guy in the video says (3 mins 18 seconds or so) "Windows 8.1 is powered by the cloud" which I suspect is what Wenda picked up on.
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  6. #36


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    The cloud part of Windows 8 is also something easily bypassed if not wanted. Using local account and no SkyDrive, it is no more in cloud than Windows 7 or Ubuntu with Unity.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    And if half the OS needs the 'cloud' to work, then there's not much point in my even bothering with it.

    Wenda.
    What in the world are you talking about? It seems like 75% of the responders in the 8.1 threads are just trolls.
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  8. #38


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


    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    just trolls.
    Good another name to add to whiners h8ters etc for Microsoft customers who feel betrayed and not listened to by Microsoft. And you are probably right, that is about 75% of their customers.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    And if half the OS needs the 'cloud' to work, then there's not much point in my even bothering with it.

    Wenda.
    What in the world are you talking about? It seems like 75% of the responders in the 8.1 threads are just trolls.
    Well the video does say: "Windows 8.1 is powered by the cloud".

    It's possible that this statement is more spin than substance...
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  10. #40


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post

    What in the world are you talking about? It seems like 75% of the responders in the 8.1 threads are just trolls.
    Dude, no need for that.
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