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What's changed in the Windows 8.1 RTM release?


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What's changed in the Windows 8.1 RTM release?

 

Summary: If you've been running the Windows 8.1 Preview for any length of time, you'll have to look closely to see the small but significant changes in the RTM code. Here are a few things to watch out for.

 

By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report |

September 10, 2013 -- 12:36 GMT (05:36 PDT)

 

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Here's Start (and other UI hints)

 

When you first use a new account, animated hints appear in each of the four corners to alert you to their special functions. If you try the action and miss, you get a second level of help text and another animation. (More...)

 

Working "Picture SlideShow, etc" in complete article at: http://www.zdnet.com/whats-changed-in-the-windows-8-1-rtm-release-7000020475/

 

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i like the comment that someone made over at zdnet :

"... fisher-price , crayola , etc ..."

:lol:

 

Oh you mean like the all new and improved iOS 7 interface on the iPhones.  Yes, very professional looking Fisher Price stuff there.

 

 

If Microsoft would just give the user the actual choice of interface it would probably remove all the low sales issues.  The vast majority of complaints are not about the underlying operation of Windows 8, in fact it has some really good new stuff.  The complaints are mostly about the interface.  I know it's hard to move the big red tape monster due to their huge size but if they would let users click a button back and forth Classic Window 7, Modern Windows 7, Windows 8 Desktop, or Windows RT then the vast majority of users would be happy.

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If Microsoft would just give the user the actual choice of interface it would probably remove all the low sales issues.  The vast majority of complaints are not about the underlying operation of Windows 8, in fact it has some really good new stuff.  The complaints are mostly about the interface.  I know it's hard to move the big red tape monster due to their huge size but if they would let users click a button back and forth Classic Window 7, Modern Windows 7, Windows 8 Desktop, or Windows RT then the vast majority of users would be happy.

I've been saying this for a while now.

You can't please everyone, so offer people a choice.

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They underestimated the conventional desktop/laptop users, so now red tape AND egos are getting in the way of doing the right thing : allowing us to choose. The "egos" think they can manipulate us into dumping our iOS and Android devices in favor of Surface / W8 phones and the new wonder - Windows 8 as is. Right...

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