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Windows 8.1 Released

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Stationery Direct, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Microsoft have released the update to Windows 8, anyone running Windows 8 that has been looking forward to this?

    I never managed to get my head around the tiled interface although I understnad with this new update this can now be bypassed completely using 'desktop mode'.
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Tiled Interface is great for mobile devices and tablets. Not so great for point and click.

    It's not that bad. But I'll be skipping Windows 8 until it's no longer a beta lol.
  3. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Windows 8 was shockingly made without the majority of mouse users in mind. Perfect for touch and swipe but what about the 90% of people what will use it the good old fashioned way, with a mouse?

    If this is true then that somewhat makes up for their stupidity. You know a new OS has failed when people prefer the older version even after all this time.
  4. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Phonecall from a guy yesterday who had upgraded to Win 8.1 and half the drivers for his laptop stopped working. Clearly Samsung not fully supporting 8.1 yet! Never be an early adopter...
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  5. Edge

    Edge Active Member

    Yes there are still driver issues - I've had wifi and graphics card issues on my Lenovo which I had to first Google then trot on over to intel site to get a latest version which solved them. Guess this is why a PC is half the price of a Mac. But yes a desktop/laptop doesn't really need a touchscreen and you have to lean too far forward to do it so it's uncomfortable. I've got Windows 8 but effectively I'm using Windows 7. One point, though, I hear that Windows 8 is faster as it's optimised but impossible to tell as my machine is fast anyway after I ripped the hard drive out and stuck a solid state drive in.

    I've had good reports from Surface users though.

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