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Microsoft Reveals Windows 8.1 Pricing, Free for Existing Windows 8 Users

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  1. CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    That's not the Aero I know and love. I want my title bars on my windows to be glass and see through. I dotn feel like finding it atm but the coding that allows that is not inside the Windows 8 shell like it is with 7 and Vista.

    Edit: They actually mention it in that same article you linked.

     
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    Ah I see now I misread.

    Ultimately I think that the reasoning behind microsoft killing the windows desktop is because it thinks that the desktop/workstation is going away - and that is something that they will come back to once the new leadership is in. At least I hope.
     
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    Aero glass isn't there yea, but 8 still has aero effects. Besides pretty sure there is a way to enable Aero glass if you really can't live without it.
     
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    Aero is still there, yes, but it is the "Basic" version of Aero. It is really no better than the Aero you got with Windows 7 Start.

    A lot of people use the term Aero and Aero Glass synchronously.

    And you can enable the see through effect, but all it does it turn the titlebar complete see through, which is actually worse than not being see through at all.
     
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    So it's mean it's like old good box licence?
     
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    Retail licenses as they are called.
     
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    So it wouldn't be a problem to install it on differents components? (1 PC at time ofc)
    Asking because Windows 7, box version, letting me install it without problems after change in hardware.

    Thanks for answer.
     
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    Trying to strong arm those of us still using 7 to install 8 before oct is a bit shit ,i will do it but believe me you will all suffer the moans if its still shit especially Mm because he rates it :)
     
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    You are delusional if you think desktop computers are not dying.
     
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    many disagree MM including me, to me its like telly's once there is one in any room that needs it we all stopped buying, i mean the core 2 duo i bought years ago still web surfs for mum etc so less new pc's are getting sold in the developed world atm but at some point i expect an explosion of performance to put home pcs back into a more desirable place and i think software still needs to catch up with the hardware specs were using.
    anyway ,not that many want to do anything meaning full on a palm sized device as a big screen makes it easier as does a proper keyboard, maybe when were all talking to pcs to control them, but not yet imho:)
     
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    That has been the purpose of the retail version for ages. That is how it works.
     

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