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Author Topic: Windows 8.1 update 2  (Read 21310 times)
W8JX
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« on: July 17, 2014, 05:13:49 AM »

Update two has just gone RTM so you should see it in either August update or September at latest. MS decided against including a newly developed mini start menu in it as originally planned and pulled it from RTM. They will likely hold it for 9. Word is MS will also offer a low cost upgrade to 7 and Vista users.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 12:41:57 PM »

As if anyone who hasn't gone to Win8 will bother
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 11:00:29 AM »

Win8 is a right off, they had better focus on Win9 or it may be the end of MS.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 12:00:15 PM »

Win8 is a right off, they had better focus on Win9 or it may be the end of MS.

Not hardly. If MS does not get a good foothold in phone and tablet world it will be toast because desktop is dying. Win 9 will basically be the same as 8 except for a new mini start menu. MS was supposed to ship it with this update but they are holding it for 9. Many seem to fixate on metro yet 8 has a desktop mode and can be made to even boot too it. I for one do not miss classic start menu.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 01:25:48 PM »

Win8 is a right off, they had better focus on Win9 or it may be the end of MS.

Write-off. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 01:45:35 PM »

Ever since W8 came out, I've read and heard NEGATIVE views about it.
Think MS is going in the wrong direction.  I use W7-kinda like it???

Because of this, think I'll "...bone-up..."  on using LINUX.

Ken KC8Y
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 02:20:03 PM »

Ever since W8 came out, I've read and heard NEGATIVE views about it.
Think MS is going in the wrong direction.  I use W7-kinda like it???

Because of this, think I'll "...bone-up..."  on using LINUX.

Ken KC8Y

If you are looking to stay in past and XP like days then Win 8.1 is not for you but if you want to have a OS that supports sharing between phone, tablet and laptop today and in future them 8.1 is for you. You do not even need to use Metro of a laptop but I do for some new apps not supported by old windows. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 03:20:23 PM »

Not a case of staying in the past. Its just THIS future is a total failure
Metro is a dead end, accept it, Microsoft have.
The cornerstone has collapsed (Win8 phone taking Nokia with it)
Surface has bombed so badly Microsoft have had to savagely cut  prices twice. In Britain, we call this a "car boot sale"
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 05:30:42 PM »

Not a case of staying in the past. Its just THIS future is a total failure
Metro is a dead end, accept it, Microsoft have.
The cornerstone has collapsed (Win8 phone taking Nokia with it)
Surface has bombed so badly Microsoft have had to savagely cut  prices twice. In Britain, we call this a "car boot sale"

I can tell you never used metro on a tablet. There is no collapse of any corner stone. It is a work in progress. If MS clung to 7 their future is bleak. 7 has no future in tablet/touch screen world. None at all.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 10:21:37 PM »

Not a case of staying in the past. Its just THIS future is a total failure
Metro is a dead end, accept it, Microsoft have.
The cornerstone has collapsed (Win8 phone taking Nokia with it)
Surface has bombed so badly Microsoft have had to savagely cut  prices twice. In Britain, we call this a "car boot sale"

I can tell you never used metro on a tablet. There is no collapse of any corner stone. It is a work in progress. If MS clung to 7 their future is bleak. 7 has no future in tablet/touch screen world. None at all.

True of most of the bonehead comments. Win8, when run in the desktop or an add-on such as Classic Shell, operates just like Win7 but is much more stable and extensible. MS roadmap forward finally makes sense and it does not totally rely on Windows per se. Rather, MS products such as Office, OneNote, etc..., will be on all platforms, not just Windows which will promote MS as a brand without being single minded focused on the Windows franchise.

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 03:54:16 AM »

Not a case of staying in the past. Its just THIS future is a total failure
Metro is a dead end, accept it, Microsoft have.
The cornerstone has collapsed (Win8 phone taking Nokia with it)
Surface has bombed so badly Microsoft have had to savagely cut  prices twice. In Britain, we call this a "car boot sale"

I can tell you never used metro on a tablet. There is no collapse of any corner stone. It is a work in progress. If MS clung to 7 their future is bleak. 7 has no future in tablet/touch screen world. None at all.

True of most of the bonehead comments. Win8, when run in the desktop or an add-on such as Classic Shell, operates just like Win7 but is much more stable and extensible. MS roadmap forward finally makes sense and it does not totally rely on Windows per se. Rather, MS products such as Office, OneNote, etc..., will be on all platforms, not just Windows which will promote MS as a brand without being single minded focused on the Windows franchise.

Don KF7DS

Not quite like but simulair. I read that the main reason 8 had a classic desktop like mode was for office support because it has not been moved yet. This means sometime in near future Office will no longer work on older windows versions. BTW I use Windows on a tablet because I like interface way better than Apple and better than Droid. Not just because of office. I also like they plug and play ease of printing to WiFi network printers.
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2014, 07:42:52 AM »

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This means sometime in near future Office will no longer work on older windows versions.

something like the fact that M$o 2003 - can't be installed on a win_ 8 O/S ?.
& presumably that M$o 2007 may not work on win_9. ..
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 09:11:25 AM »

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This means sometime in near future Office will no longer work on older windows versions.

something like the fact that M$o 2003 - can't be installed on a win_ 8 O/S ?.
& presumably that M$o 2007 may not work on win_9. ..


Office 2003 has long been in a unsupported state and to allow it to be installed on 8 is stupid because it creates a big security risk. It is not for any other reason you dream up. As far as 2007 being supported by 9 that will depend on when they stop security updates to it. There was a files format change on 2007 for security and features not present in 2003 as well.
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2014, 02:25:13 PM »

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installed on 8 is stupid

Ah, yes the old "it's stupid" argument...
It resembles this thread

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 06:52:12 PM »

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installed on 8 is stupid

Ah, yes the old "it's stupid" argument...
It resembles this thread



Funny how investors are not sharing your view do not think 8 or MSes new direction is bad with Metro because stock is at a 14 year high. 
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