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Win 8.1 Doesn't Go Far Enough

Nobody will ever make a win32 app again if they can. I for one do not own any Apple products because I detest a dumbed-down interface. Matthew Wolstenholme W8 is good on touch screen laptops DasNeko I find Windows 8 to work wonderful on both touchscreen and Non-touch screen (My new computer build will 100% be using Devs would jump on the new Win32 app infrastructure.

You can access everything you would normally access within the application. My worst mistake was login setting up a MS ID- mispelling my own email for the id which set up verifying and login problems that ONLY could be corrected by resetting Not everyone is capable of downloading and experimenting with the OS - they would need a computer other than their main one, and the time and inclination to do this. I like win 7 and 8 since it has most of the hardware drivers you will need.

I just dont get the hate for Microsoft, and its not just windows 8 but windows phone as well which in my opinion is the perfect balance in phone os Reply In business its a totally different story though. It’s worth pointing out that the numbers could be slightly skewed because users of Windows 8 will be more likely to respond to a survey about Windows 8.1 than users of

That is fine for lower powered devices with smaller screens but doesn't make sense on machines with an abundance of power and RAM coupled with a large (or multiple) screen. When userx logs into ANY AD-connected computer, they see the new package on their Start Screen. This is the second time the company is releasing a big update and stepping back at the same time to accommodate legacy features. My Venue Pro 8 is my first Win 8.1 experience.

I won't say here. I spent more time than I want to think about finding and trying the various Start menu utilities out there. More: How to Shutdown Windows 8 In Just One Click PREVIOUS 4 of 8 NEXT 5 of 8 5. This is ok for a $5 game, but if you develop business software worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, you're not going to sell it through the store.

Microsoft is trying to throw both interfaces at the user and you are free to use whichever works for you. they already did. And yes, finally an OS I am not ashamed to share it with my brother. Hate to tell you this, but there IS a way to make it everything,, it's called "indexation options" and it is in the desktop control panel, where you can CUSTOMIZE the

Tank Rothchild Their first step should have been to kill metro. they have made a few enhancements however they need to get their brains out of their pockets. Instead, they should offer an App launch task bar that is already on the desktop. Ray C So, you have to be a Microsoft person to feel like it works fine for what you need to do?

Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name. From the very beginning. Done. Separate the metro for the X86 platform we've ALL grown up on WITH the evident 'start' button shown, not hidden...that's where I would be happy to see Windows go with 9.

However, if no touch screen is sensed, it should configure itself in desktop mode where it boots to the desktop, includes the Start button (real one, not the current 8.1 implementation) Although I do agree with you that iOS isn't a good OS either, I think you should finish Middle School, High School, College, and get a career job so you have New computer in hand. it won't work, there's ramifications making that change, people won't get it… but if that I'd what YOU, my boss or client want… here.

In fact, I'd argue OSx is the MOST powerful system architecture on the market right now. That is why MS is going down the toilet, much to my chagrin. Of there's a store nearby, Apple will often just grab a new computer.

Tank Rothchild Yes I would like the option to press the start button and do things the "old" way.

Windows and Office are not the cash cows they once were, since people have the option of Mac, or Linux. But can I hover over my pinned Word tile and get a list of recently opened Word documents? It will be an RT-only thing (phone and small tablets). The caveat...while I'm with them on 'touch' being a joke @ the desk, I believe ...again, OSx has nailed it.

In the drop-down that appears, select "Libraries." This will return the Libraries view to File Explorer. The problem—even in Windows 8.1—is that these apps still run in a full-screen mode only. Almost 13 hours of battery life...two pounds and the ability to run ANY OS you'd like. Love it, hate it, switched OS X or Linux?

I am a web designer, and teach computer classes to seniors many of whom have adapted to Win 8 easily, however some need help Reply Gerald Nosotti February 14, 2014 at N. My wife and all the non-technical users can enjoy Apple Light." I think, Forrest, it may be time to 'see the trees';? It sucks.

Techutante I hate the Surface RT that I own for various reasons, but I have to agree that the touch-based functionality works just peachy. This last is huge; the News app was one of our favorites from Windows 8, but the only people who could read shared links were people who had Windows 8 as If it was in W8, I would not use the old start menu unless they paid me to, I can't believe people ever used it, let alone defend it. Trouble is you may need another set of new applications.

Instead, they've given both a half decade lead...allowing Apple to drop the iWork pkg into the iOS ecosystem and now to ALL browsers via iCloud, devastating the 'need' for Office for Tank Rothchild Well said. When they click on it, the app - and all the settings and customizations you made - streams down and starts. Force Modern apps to run in floating windows on the desktop.

Nonetheless, thanks Brian for the update. Perhaps they do not comprehend the issue? They totally lack vision. Apple's Win7 drivers are fully mature.

No one is forcing you to BUY Microsoft.