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#1
Not sure if this was already posted sorry if it was.



Although Windows 8.1 has just been released, Microsoft has apparently listened to its customers feedback of the newly updated operating system and will implement the required features and fixes in the next update, which is scheduled for January 2014.

Microsoft is said to bring back the Start Menu, one of the main features and the biggest disappointment in Windows 8. Although the 8.1 update brought back the apparent Start menu button, it only takes the user to the Metro UI instead of opening up the familiar drawer found in previous Windows version. Windows 8.2 however is said to fix this feature and bring back the Start Menu which we are all familiar with.

Internet Explorer will get a boost as well, having to release with the latest developments in the speed of loading pages increase. Windows 8.1 introduced the new Internet Explorer 11, but it did not look or feel (in terms of performance) anything better than previous versions.

Lastly, Microsoft will restore the File Explorer library by default in the new version of Windows 8.2. It could be incorporated in the current version of the operating system, but Microsoft tech support has been written so many questions about where it can be configured in, so Redmond decided to show the File Explorer by default.

Microsoft is expected to release the Windows 8.2 update in January 2014 and, as Windows 8.2, it will come as a free update through the Windows Store application.


http://www.eteknix.com/windows-8-2-come-big-changes-january-2014/
 
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#2
Soooo... slowly and steadily they are getting there... but still who needs an OS that keeps running everything you close in the background instead of shutting down the app...

And yeah, I tried IE11 and its terrible, youtube takes ages to load and there is still no way I can block the stupid ads.
 

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windows 8.2:

makes me think of the sims games.


get everything how you want, new version comes out without any of the cool stuff. pay for DLC to get it all added back in.
 
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windows 8.2:

makes me think of the sims games.


get everything how you want, new version comes out without any of the cool stuff. pay for DLC to get it all added back in.
Except it's a free update, at least give them that. :)
 

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Except it's a free update, at least give them that. :)
was it MCE or WMP that you had to buy to get back in win8? either way. one of those was cut and put back as DLC out of dickery.
 
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was it MCE or WMP that you had to buy to get back in win8? either way. one of those was cut and put back as DLC out of dickery.
I have long lost trust in Microsoft to do things for it's users but whenever I see a free update like this I acknowledge it as a good thing since it's among the very few things that they do.
 
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Ms "problem" is it broad audience (from kids to enterprises) and configurations scattered all around the OS, now even more with Metro. How many ways are there to get to the network, printer, files, or video settings? Dozens!
I would say, keep metro, but centralize all the settings in old/new control panel.
Turn Metro view into "programs" view (as it is)
Turn Desktop into "Super-Files" view, keeping the Metro looks, not the old desktop, but with the functions we all know since decades.
Add "Control Panel" view for maximum configuration productivity.

i believe these 3 visions of interaction with the OS cover all. They may call it "3D Windows" and I would not file them for patent issues with me, lol.
 
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#8
I tried IE11 and its terrible, youtube takes ages to load and there is still no way I can block the stupid ads.
I have been using IE11 on Windows 7 Pro with out any such issue with load times. Maybe your internet is slow or one of the hops is pooping on you.
 

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windows 8.2:

makes me think of the sims games.


get everything how you want, new version comes out without any of the cool stuff. pay for DLC to get it all added back in.
You cynic. :laugh: I'm with you on this one, too.

It's obvious that Microsoft's strategy has backfired spectacularly, so they're having to release "new" versions returning the old, missed features a bit at a time to make it look like they don't have quite as much egg on their faces as they do.

I wonder if F8 is coming back? Why remove an important troubleshooting tool like this in the first place?
 

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I hope 8.2 is not a full install like 8.1 was if so I will hold out until I NEED to format cause start8 is working find ATM
 
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So in 8.3 we get aero?
 

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Naw.. In 8.3 we'll get back the dvd player in all version for.. Wait for it.. "FREE!".. lol
of course, and it ships with surface pro 3 that doesnt support optical drives in any fashion. you're not that uncool you'd watch media thats NOT from a paid streaming service are you? geez get with the times and our new metro interface where EVERYTHING IS SUBCRIPTIONS.

oh and new avatar. suck it.
 

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of course, and it ships with surface pro 3 that doesnt support optical drives in any fashion. you're not that uncool you'd watch media thats NOT from a paid streaming service are you? geez get with the times and our new metro interface where EVERYTHING IS SUBCRIPTIONS.

oh and new avatar. suck it.
I know right! They should make a Subscription to allow you to buy Subscriptions and just maybe we could get that subscription in tiers like "Good/home","Better/Pro","Best/ultimate"! lol You can't buy Windows 9 Pro with the "Home" subscription.. You'll have to upgrade your home subscription base to pro to do that... lol We better stop.. we are giving MS a lot of good ideas!..lol
MS said:
See that they already want it!
 

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It's obvious that Microsoft's strategy has backfired spectacularly, so they're having to release "new" versions returning the old, missed features a bit at a time to make it look like they don't have quite as much egg on their faces as they do.
I wouldn't say so, plenty of people like Metro. I don't want to get into a discussion about it, it's just not as bad as you want it to be.

Anyway is this confirmed? It seems unlikely to me. At best they would add it as an option (preferebly hidden deeeeeeeeep in some obscure settings somewhere). They wouldn't ditch Metro, not now. Windows Everywhere and all that, and they are getting there.

I sort of hope it's not true actually. Partly because of the nerdrage, and also because things have to change, and the Start Screen is not exactly bad. What they need to work on, and decide, is how to treat high res multimonitor systems. No windows makes little sense for such users.
 

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You need one with a hot babe and breasts, like my one. ;)


I really wish I could turn of the avatars, all this softcore porn is annoying.
 

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you can turn avatars off... unless the new forum software took it away...
 
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was it MCE or WMP that you had to buy to get back in win8? either way. one of those was cut and put back as DLC out of dickery.
It was Media Center they took out and you had to purchase.
 
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So in essence this is ... Windows 7 SP2 ? GG Microsoft.

I guess my only reason to upgrade eventually is to eek out some more framerates for BF4.
 
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So I'm going to need help understanding here. It seems like MS isn't communicating internally again.

In the US they're selling people on the idea that a tablet can "be about gaming and serious work" as long as you can attach a keyboard. They're also selling the "new windows" as a unified experience.

They've got the unique ability to say, in their commercials, that tablets can rival laptops, and the "proof" is that windows looks the same from phone to tablet to desktop.

That's interesting. There's the inference that a tablet can deliver enough computing performance to make the desktop PC an irrelevance. The other inference I draw is that the touch interface is the only concern that people should consider.


While pursuing these ads, they're forced to release updates to Windows 8. These forced updates aren't improvements, in so much as they are concessions to users wanting a different experience from different primary inputs. My computer should have an interface that fits a keyboard and mouse, but my touch screen phone has to work correctly there.

I find the dichotomy difficult to reconcile, but at the same time approve of the concession to bring the Windows 8 performance into a UI more akin to Windows 7. Maybe I'll check out 8.3, but for the time being the metro UI and some of the sillier decisions MS has been making (forced app store, unique directx for windows 8, and forcing metro when it was always possible to have a more familiar UI) have soured me.

Two claps for making Windows 8 better. Ten smirks for it taking this long to realize the folly in some of your actions MS.
 

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was it MCE or WMP that you had to buy to get back in win8? either way. one of those was cut and put back as DLC out of dickery.

You didn't have to buy any of them. You just downloaded them from their site.

If real start menu is back, I will be one of the very few who will continue to use the Start Screen. Imagine that people, adapting to change.
 

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You didn't have to buy any of them. You just downloaded them from their site.

If real start menu is back, I will be one of the very few who will continue to use the Start Screen. Imagine that people, adapting to change.
Actually, that was only true for the first 90 days after initial sale, if I recall the amount of time correctly. They were very specific about you only having a limited amount of time to get Media Center free. After that you had to pay to get it back (among other things) in the pro pack upgrade if you didn't get the Pro version.
 
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You didn't have to buy any of them. You just downloaded them from their site.

If real start menu is back, I will be one of the very few who will continue to use the Start Screen. Imagine that people, adapting to change.
I second that. The old fashioned start menu that could never display all of the information/shortcuts my start screen currently does.