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Whats New In Windows 8.1 (Springboard Series)

  1. #11


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Haha! Ok I will. I'd rather have a Joint though. Hold your horses, I meant a Beef Joint!

    Uh, are you coming out...?????? (not that there's anything wrong with that...)

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    No, Hopefully I'm comin IN haha. Oh don't mind me it is just one of those days hahahaha.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Haha! Ok I will. I'd rather have a Joint though. Hold your horses, I meant a Beef Joint!

    So is this what they are doing? They are stealing bunches of concepts from iOS and now stealing the NAME of the iOS Desktop?

    Springboard is the Explorer.exe of iOS - It works in the exact same way, it is the basis of the whole GUI. Just like Explorer.exe is the basis of the entire Windows GUI- Even the Metro Side is run from Explorer. Know why? Because if the Explorer process stops, your Metro Screen stops too.

    On iOS, if the Springboard crashes, it has to restart just like Explorer does, it will crash for the same reasons Explorer will crash.

    The Only reason why I don't like M$ using the name "Springboard" for their Device 8 OS, is that it is VERY different from iOS Springboard.

    Everybody Pans Apple, but then what do they do, they turn around and design Devices, OS's and now NAMES of parts of an OS which are Blatant copies of iOS things.

    Anyway - the only way to actually APPLY a animated wallpaper to iOS is to JailBeak. Break. So, 8.1 will have Dreamscape for the Metro Shell eh? Is that what the Dragoon is?
    A) Nobody is stealing the word "springboard" for Christs sake. You obviously didn't read the article because that word isn't mentioned anywhere other than the title on this website. Stop freaking out and go to a Mac forum if you are this bent out of shape.

    B) the animated background is a FEATURE in 8.1 so again, just be quiet and stop suggesting MS is stealing stuff from Mac.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I just saw the word "Springboard Series" and I was wondering WHY it was being used.

    Maybe it is the name of the series of articles the author made, in that context, i'll drop any objections. But in reference to M$ OSes, the use is confusing, because of it's a specific and significant part of iOS and Only iOS. In Windows, it is called Explorer, it's called something else in other OS's

    I just don't like the use of coined phrases- It confuses the reader (me, in this case). But in any case, it's the use of Apple Specific Phrases to describe something wholly unrelated. Any other casual reader, after glancing at the title, may initially think the same thing I thought.

    I just want to add, I am the LAST person to go on a Pogrom regarding "Apple Design and Name theft" - It was just this use of the word Springboard, used in a article regarding an OS. Otherwise, I can care less if Android or other Phones steal every aspect of Apple design and functionality, it is just a compliment to Apple if it is true anyway. And, I love it when Apple loses some big Court Case regarding "Design Theft" - They simply cannot copyright or Trademark everything in the world which they seem to want to do sometimes.
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  5. #15


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    No, Hopefully I'm comin IN haha. Oh don't mind me it is just one of those days hahahaha.
    Story of my life...
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  6. #16


    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Springboard series is a newsletter that Microsoft publish and has been available for years to Technet Subscribers.
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  7. #17


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I just saw the word "Springboard Series" and I was wondering WHY it was being used.

    Maybe it is the name of the series of articles the author made, in that context, i'll drop any objections. But in reference to M$ OSes, the use is confusing, because of it's a specific and significant part of iOS and Only iOS. In Windows, it is called Explorer, it's called something else in other OS's

    I just don't like the use of coined phrases- It confuses the reader (me, in this case). But in any case, it's the use of Apple Specific Phrases to describe something wholly unrelated. Any other casual reader, after glancing at the title, may initially think the same thing I thought.

    I just want to add, I am the LAST person to go on a Pogrom regarding "Apple Design and Name theft" - It was just this use of the word Springboard, used in a article regarding an OS. Otherwise, I can care less if Android or other Phones steal every aspect of Apple design and functionality, it is just a compliment to Apple if it is true anyway. And, I love it when Apple loses some big Court Case regarding "Design Theft" - They simply cannot copyright or Trademark everything in the world which they seem to want to do sometimes.
    Sorry as the OP that I wasn't around to explain what "Springboard Series" is; so to make it simple for you "Springboard" is a newsletter that is put out to all Microsoft Technet members along with IT specialists. The purpose is to bring them up to date on what Microsoft is doing to help improve the IT Community. This Newsletter as been out a great deal longer then Apple's use of the term "Springboard."

    Oh, by the way I have posted several times over the past couple of years on the "Seven Forums", and here on the "Eights" about this Newsletter and how you can get it via e-mail from Microsoft.

    Have a nice day and remember if you read and click on a source that is provided you can learn a lot more. . .
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  8. #18


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I love how they are touting booting to desktop and the ability to run multiple apps on multiple monitors as new features. I have been doing this in windows for years.
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  9. #19


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    I love how they are touting booting to desktop and the ability to run multiple apps on multiple monitors as new features. I have been doing this in windows for years.
    Their saying it is a new feature in Win 8 not in Windows overall. . .
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