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8 Reasons To Hate Windows 8.1
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Manny924
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11/23/2013 | 9:37:30 AM
Windows new OS, the best it's ever been
Oh, Microsoft being bashed again, what a surprise.

This blathering on, criticizing Microsoft is getting old. Apple can do no wrong and Microsoft can do no right.

Time to unsubscribe.
xyz_anonymous
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xyz_anonymous,
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11/23/2013 | 9:26:31 AM
Re: Mobile and Desktop Hybrids
I absolutely agree with that...I have been using 8.1 ever since it launched, and Iam not impressed with 8 overall on my non-touch desktop!!

It doesn't delight me one bit....I hardly ever use the windows 8 start screen UI and the apps over there...All I ever do on my laptop is head straight to the desktop to mostly "type some documents" or send emails, or occasionally watch movies, or surf the web in general!! 

I think desktop OS should be optimized with that in mind, rather than cram in a hybrid OS, which really does not work well on any device!
anon7960125952
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11/23/2013 | 2:37:27 AM
8 Reasons to hate Windows 8.1 if you already hate it.
(I have used windows since XP)

 

Scumbag older windows user:

-"Add a start button."(Since I am stupid and can't manage to easily move my mouse to the corner and click)

-<Start Button added>

-OMG I can't cry about it anymore, I will just say it is clumcy.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/22/2013 | 10:42:14 PM
Re: hate?
People hold grudges against Microsoft for EVERYTHING, just because it's Microsoft.

Among technology pundits, Microsoft is like the kid that everybody hates at school no matter what he does, how smart he is, how athletic he is, or what clothes he wears.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/22/2013 | 10:38:15 PM
Dek
Re: "Sure, it's an improvement over Windows 8. But for many PC users, Windows 8.1 is a clumsy hybrid that's a pain to navigate."

Looking at Microsoft's history, that's pretty much a Mad Lib dek, isn't it?  That statement could apply to every new version of Windows."

"Sure it's an improvement over [previous version of Windows].  But for many PC users, [new version of Windows] is a clumsy hybrid that's a pain to navigate."

My suspicion: Ultimately, people will get used to it -- and eventually kick and scream over having to leave 8.1.

Michael Endler
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11/22/2013 | 7:37:20 PM
Re: 8.1
What changes did you dislike? I can understand that someone who didn't like Windows 8 might not be persuaded by Windows 8.1, but I am surprised that a happy Windows 8 user doesn't find Windows 8.1 to be an improvement. What did you like better before?
Shane M. O'Neill
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11/22/2013 | 5:22:00 PM
The Start stops most people
Microsoft took a big risk by making Windows 8/8.1 a hybrid tablet/desktop OS and so far the public has shrugged. It's slowness to market was a factor; it gave Apple, Amazon and Google too much time to define what a tablet should be to consumers. Users still seem to want their laptop and tablet to be separate entities. Personally, I don't need or want them to be in one machine. I still need my laptop to be big and workman-like and my tablet to be small and fun. The Surface is an awkward merger of these two contrasting form factors. Windows 8.1 has improvements, but the tile-based UI is just not very user friendly, especially with a keyboard and mouse. Many people still can't get past the Start screen. 
Tom Murphy
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11/22/2013 | 4:45:14 PM
Re: 8.1 should burn in hell
I run XP on all four of my PCs, but I can see the darkness at the end of the tunnel.  Social networks tend to freeze along a bunch of SaaS tools.  XP wasn't built for them, and they weren't built for XP. 

While I'm discouraged by what I'm reading in comments here, I must say I walked into the Apple store to look at the Surface and immediately found it to be far more intuitive than any Windows interface I'd ever used.  The early reviews on it had me expecting something awful that I didn't find when I actually used it.
sbfeibish
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11/22/2013 | 12:51:28 PM
Windows 8.1 was easy to pick up.
At least for a software developer.

I've been using Linux exclusively for the past two years.

And had to come back to make sure my stuff worked on Windows browsers.

I haven't read more than a page or two of Windows 8.1 documentation.

You can kind of guess what's needed to manuever around the system.

 

Note that I was never a Windows programmer (save for a month with SilverLight).

 
rhagan04101
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11/22/2013 | 12:47:07 PM
I don't hate Windows 8.1 half as much ...
...as I hate slide shows that want me to to read 1 article on 9 different web pages, instead of putting it on a single page, to boost IW.com's click counts.

 

You lose. Ain't reading this click bait past the first page.
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