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Windows 8.1’s Success Critical for Microsoft’s “Morale”

  1. #21


    though I'm using currently Win 8 and it's OK to me so far using it for almost 7 months .. and would also consider its improved version in form of 8.1 .. but yes there are several mix responses towards the latest OS offering from the software major Microsoft is not a favorable in its wish of finding a strong grip over a big number of users at all .. let's what the future contains for it..

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Since seeing 8, I have been investigating Linux. Just discovered Deepin. Beautiful desktop os.

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    I am currently in between jobs, as in literally I start a new job next week. So, I've been devoting all my time working on my apps. Like today, I spent about 12 hours working on my apps. Sure, I could have used that time relaxing and surfing the net and screwing around.

    The point is you just gave a bad impression of that OS. I don't know it, but the fact that you decided to screenshot a browser instead of something more work-like, more serious says a lot about the attitude with these other OS's.

    I got hired for my new job because of my skillset. I'm both a programmer and a structure engineer. Most engineers are lousy with honest to god computer work. So, this company hired me to fill in the void between the engineers and the IT people.

    Anyway, the point is I haven't lost productivity with windows 8. In fact, my work has gotten more efficient. Everything runs a lot smoother than before.

    I'm still at a loss as to why people would rather whine than take 2 minutes out of their lives to make the evil start screen go away. Yes, that's right, you can make it go away for good with just 2 minutes of effortless tweaking. But I guess whining about it is easier...
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  3. #23


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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    windows is dominant on desktop pcs. if only there will be competition from other company maybe we would see MS give up like it did with Xbox one. from what I can tell 8.1 is a bit refined windows 8 with more focus on metro and cloud, but not desktop so MS did not listen to customer complaints at all. If windows 8.1 fail, maybe then MS will listen to customers.
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  4. #24


    I agree with most people here, nothing in 8.1 of interest to desktop users. I never use metro or any silly MS apps, so no need to look at 8.1.
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  5. #25


    Houston, Texas
    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit with Media Center


    Has anyone else started receiving the invites for 8.1?
    I just got an invite e-mail.

    "Windows 8.1 Preview test program

    Hello,

    Thank you to joining the test program. You will receive an email confirmation after you have been Approved to participate.


    Please remember to back up your data prior to upgrading your systems. As with any Preview software, this is not the final version of the software. You will not be able to perform a full upgrade from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 RTM (The final release). You will however be able to migrate all your data to Windows 8.1 RTM.
    You have successfully applied to Windows 8.1 Preview Virtual Install Fair and your status is Pending.

    If you want to view all programs you have a Pending status for, go to the Product Directory and select "Pending" from the Action column filter list."
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Since seeing 8, I have been investigating Linux. Just discovered Deepin. Beautiful desktop os.

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    Hmmm, I'm liking the looks of that. I'll be giving it a shot in VBox tonight. Thanks!
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  7. #27


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Thanks SIW2


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Since seeing 8, I have been investigating Linux. Just discovered Deepin. Beautiful desktop os.

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    Is that the default theme?

    IMO, its "Start Screen"/menu looks much nicer than Metro.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hard to d/l from China, try these , courtesy of noobslab

    Deepin_12.12_32-bit.iso

    Deepin_12.12_64-bit.iso
    Thanks for those links.

    I'll knock up a VM and take it for a spin.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Since seeing 8, I have been investigating Linux. Just discovered Deepin. Beautiful desktop os.

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    I know nothing about Linux. Just curious...

    Why are the desktops different in the two screenshots? Two different options?

    I take it that's a menu on the left in the second one and when you push "All" the background blurs and all those icons appear? If that be true, what happens then if there's a program window open? Do the icons stay in front?

    Does the search bar remain there?

    Is the taskbar movable to a side or top? Can it be hidden?

    Are these customizable like MS desktops?
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    I am currently in between jobs, as in literally I start a new job next week. So, I've been devoting all my time working on my apps. Like today, I spent about 12 hours working on my apps. Sure, I could have used that time relaxing and surfing the net and screwing around.

    The point is you just gave a bad impression of that OS. I don't know it, but the fact that you decided to screenshot a browser instead of something more work-like, more serious says a lot about the attitude with these other OS's.

    I got hired for my new job because of my skillset. I'm both a programmer and a structure engineer. Most engineers are lousy with honest to god computer work. So, this company hired me to fill in the void between the engineers and the IT people.

    Anyway, the point is I haven't lost productivity with windows 8. In fact, my work has gotten more efficient. Everything runs a lot smoother than before.

    I'm still at a loss as to why people would rather whine than take 2 minutes out of their lives to make the evil start screen go away. Yes, that's right, you can make it go away for good with just 2 minutes of effortless tweaking. But I guess whining about it is easier...
    I love a "woman's touch" around this place.
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  10. #30


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Where do you think MS got the start screen idea from?

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Since seeing 8, I have been investigating Linux. Just discovered Deepin. Beautiful desktop os.

    Attachment 23289

    Attachment 23290

    I know nothing about Linux. Just curious...

    Why are the desktops different in the two screenshots? Two different options?

    I take it that's a menu on the left in the second one and when you push "All" the background blurs and all those icons appear? If that be true, what happens then if there's a program window open? Do the icons stay in front?

    Does the search bar remain there?

    Is the taskbar movable to a side or top? Can it be hidden?

    Are these customizable like MS desktops?
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