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Windows 8.1 Multitasking: 5 Tips
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anon3952195041
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anon3952195041,
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7/7/2014 | 12:45:49 PM
The devil!
Windows is the devil! use Ubuntu!
bimplebean
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bimplebean,
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7/7/2014 | 11:09:38 AM
Choice
It's always about choice. I installed StartIsBack and had a Windows 7 machine, albeit with the superior security and speed of a new OS along with the simpler Aero-free UI. No big. 

But I understand everyone's hatred of the new UI. For several years now Microsoft has been undermining, hiding and de-emphasising user interface standards they've promoted and lived by since the mid 80s, most notably in Windows and Office. It's foolish. Menus are gone or hidden, with busy, bulky ribbons taking their place. Shortcut key indicators are invisible unless you press the alt key, the help button is relegated to a tiny icon at top right -- the discoverability -- and much of the usability -- is gone. Hopefully they've learned their lesson and will return to better form with Windows 9.
moonwatcher
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moonwatcher,
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7/7/2014 | 10:43:59 AM
Why half haven't upgraded - maybe?
Maybe half haven't upgraded because they don't KNOW they need to upgrade. Calling the follow on update to the original Windows 8.1 "update" was beyond dumb. When I ask friends,  relatives, and co-workers what version of Windows 8 they are running most don't have a clue. And the only way to tell if you do have Windows 8.1 UPDATE is checking the infernal Metro interface to see if you have a search box in the upper right corner. The O/S doesn't report what version of Windows you are running other than 8 or 8.1. The idiots at Microsoft should have called the Windows 8.1 UPDATE, Windows 8.2 and been done with it. At least the non-geek masses might have figured it out. Only by poking and proding my friends have I been able to get them to get the far better for desktop users Windows 8.1 UPDATE.

On one machine I upgraded for a friend (from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 UPDATE) the update kept dying until I temporarily disabled her virus software. She would never have figured out she wasn't getting the update or any subsequent patches.
KarlksW003
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7/7/2014 | 10:31:40 AM
8.1
This OS will go down in history as one of the most poorly designed, unintuitive, and least user friendly OS's ever made. It's a pile of steaming garbage designed to drive traffic to the Microsoft Store "Apps", which no one asked for or wanted.

 

With the introduction of the Ribbon garbage, windows 8, "subscription" software, and the forced kinect always online xbone fiasco, it seems that Microsoft is becoming more and more out of touch with its users.
anon4444522735
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anon4444522735,
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7/7/2014 | 9:43:25 AM
Vista is gaining over 8/8.1
http://whatreallyhappened.com/fr/content/windows-7-xp-and-even-vista-gain-market-share-again
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