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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Confirmed

  1. #91


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    @ HippsieGypsie ok. Hello.

    Update 812 will bring improvements and added features perhaps, yes!
    Well, some folks are still happy with XP and certainly 7.

    Going back some time, I was interested in defending the point of closing / suspending the desktop app because you can. Unfortunately, it suspends all metro apps as well. So now, I was just trying to identify the fact that one cannot separate the desktop from the metro. They are connected in Windows 8 by the file system and other complicated UI code.

    So I will start with this.

    Hey, all that stuff is great! I live alone in a cave, use 1 PC, and have no smartphone.
    I am out of the workforce, have a chip on my shoulder about PC support,
    as I find repetition to be torture. My days of examining code or flowcharts are over.
    I think I read somewhere that CPU technology is not of this world!

    These things offered by Microsoft, I assume, will be awesome for those that appreciate them.
    Still, it seems dubious, that pressing the click on the Surface pen sends whatever to the Cloud!
    Ok, great if it works, and I guess it should work just fine.

    I don't have a computing life. I turn on 811 from sleep and stream video.
    That's about it!
    ________________________________

    The problem with wikipedia is that it is just the Cliff Notes version.
    If one wants to know about technology, they should go to a bookstore or library.
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    I agree, it is (the desktop) a portal, and an app, but it is more than that.
    One should recognize that the "apps" listed in the apps screen, are just shortcuts to anything.

    As for WinRT, it needs a file system.
    Currently, WinRT uses NTFS by default.

    Therefore, closing / suspending the desktop also suspends all metro apps because they need explorer.exe to function. That's why Windows Explorer is not just a portal only for legacy apps.

    Metro Apps need a file system.

    It's complicated. The shell could be replaced, but then there would be no explorer.exe, no WinRT, no sync, no Microsoft Account. Even if the shell was replaced, NTFS would still be used by an alternate shell. This is how kernel integration becomes a part of whatever UI.
    Explorer uses NTFS by default and so does the Microsoft Store.

    Click image for larger version

    Update 812 will be awesome for many.
    So are all the new things, assuming one can afford them.
    Apologize if this seems vague.

    I can see someone paging down to the last sentence only.
    Last edited by mdmd; 22 May 2014 at 00:35. Reason: HippsieGypsie respell - change i for y add a "p" etc... wow

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  2. #92



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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    I am hoping microsoft makes it a free upgrade
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  3. #93


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    @ robinb9, as far as I know update 2 will be free to those running 8.1 update 1. If your referring to Windows 9, not likely. There is talk of a free version but it looks to be a very limited functionality version and maybe even Add supported. Something like Windows 7 Starter and likely only free to OEM for installation on low cost devices. It won't be free to just anybody.
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  4. #94


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ robinb9, as far as I know update 2 will be free to those running 8.1 update 1. If your referring to Windows 9, not likely. There is talk of a free version but it looks to be a very limited functionality version and maybe even Add supported. Something like Windows 7 Starter and likely only free to OEM for installation on low cost devices. It won't be free to just anybody.
    You are probably referring to possible Bing version. Now when that greedy Ballmer is gone (and he has more M$ shares than Gates) there is a talk about Win 9 being free upgrade to W8 at least at first.
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  5. #95


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ robinb9, as far as I know update 2 will be free to those running 8.1 update 1. If your referring to Windows 9, not likely. There is talk of a free version but it looks to be a very limited functionality version and maybe even Add supported. Something like Windows 7 Starter and likely only free to OEM for installation on low cost devices. It won't be free to just anybody.
    You are probably referring to possible Bing version. Now when that greedy Ballmer is gone (and he has more M$ shares than Gates) there is a talk about Win 9 being free upgrade to W8 at least at first.
    There were and are so many rumors, its hard to keep track. If it is offered free to those running 8, hopefully you won't have to be running 8.1 update 2 to get it.
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