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Windows 8.1 build 9471 x64 has leaked
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Default Windows 8.1 build 9471 x64 has leaked - 08-12-2013, 08:38 | posts: 21,561 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Windows 8.1 build 9471 has leaked which is the first leak in several months for the Windows 8.1 platform. This build, unlike some of the previous builds, is for the x64 architecture. This is the first...

Windows 8.1 build 9471 x64 has leaked
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 13:33 | posts: 113

People will stay with Win7 as long as possible. That looks horrific. The UI of some braindead moron out to grab casuals. NO THANKS. And if this keeps up I will switch OS's completely because when they dump 7 you know there will be more options out there.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 13:35 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

So I guess you are classing me as a brain dead moron? As I have Windows 8, and I have hardly any issues with it.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 13:36 | posts: 136 | Location: Istanbul

well it's not that damn start button or menu. i used to get excited with every leak about Windows betas. i remember those longhorn and blackcomb days, in websites such as deviantart there were millions of Vista themes or clones. but now, a full screen calc., an app about health and fitness or an orange toyish dragon background whatever. so sad.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 13:46 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

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well it's not that damn start button or menu. i used to get excited with every leak about Windows betas. i remember those longhorn and blackcomb days, in websites such as deviantart there were millions of Vista themes or clones. but now, a full screen calc., an app about health and fitness or an orange toyish dragon background whatever. so sad.
Perhaps you need to look at how dominant Tablets and Smartphones are?
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 13:47 | posts: 839 | Location: South Africa

I love windows 8. It's faster and more stable than Win7.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 13:54 | posts: 136 | Location: Istanbul

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Perhaps you need to look at how dominant Tablets and Smartphones are?
So, any ideas about why the marketshare of win8 is stucked at 5% ?
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 14:04 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

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So, any ideas about why the marketshare of win8 is stucked at 5% ?
Because no one needs a PC anymore. Also a Tablet or Smartphone can do pretty much anything a PC can.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 14:11 | posts: 4,354 | Location: Serbia, NS

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Because no one needs a PC anymore. Also a Tablet or Smartphone can do pretty much anything a PC can.
Funny, you want to start war here? Why are you using your PC then, hm?

Go play with a smart-phone you smart-ass.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 14:13 | posts: 2,027 | Location: Beyond the coast

Windows 8 > Windows 7
As soon as you get used to it, the better..
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 14:17 | posts: 7,245 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

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well it's not that damn start button or menu. i used to get excited with every leak about Windows betas. i remember those longhorn and blackcomb days, in websites such as deviantart there were millions of Vista themes or clones. but now, a full screen calc., an app about health and fitness or an orange toyish dragon background whatever. so sad.
I don't see how you can compare a feature rich service pack to full builds of a new operating system like Vista. 8.1 is intended to fix a bunch of very specific problems the platform has and that's it.

Microsoft needs to rethink it's entire strategy if they plan on competing with Google and Apple in the mobile space.

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Funny, you want to start war here? Why are you using your PC then, hm?

Go play with a smart-phone you smart-ass.
While his post was worded poorly his point is still correct. The vast majority of general users aren't buying PC's. I know several people who have bought iPads, gen 2 and 3's that have completely replaced their laptop and desktop PC's. Moving forward these people are not going to be buying traditional computers anymore.

As mobile processing becomes more powerful, there will be even less of a need for desktop and laptops. Just dock phones to everything and run it all on there.

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Default 08-12-2013, 14:20 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

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Funny, you want to start war here? Why are you using your PC then, hm?

Go play with a smart-phone you smart-ass.
I play games on my PC. I use my phone to check emails etc on the go. Always good to have a constructive argument, unlike yourself.

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Default 08-12-2013, 14:29 | posts: 421 | Location: Belgium

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I play games on my PC. I use my phone to check emails etc on the go. Always good to have a constructive argument, unlike yourself.
Like Ghosty said constructive argument without calling eachother names....ontopic i like 8 allot and,you need time to get used to it.On the other hand when 7 came out i hated the looks of aero so much,i always ran it on classic view.Windows 8 desktop looks are good and if you need a certain app you can find it easily.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 14:36 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

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Like Ghosty said constructive argument without calling eachother names....ontopic i like 8 allot and,you need time to get used to it.On the other hand when 7 came out i hated the looks of aero so much,i always ran it on classic view.Windows 8 desktop looks are good and if you need a certain app you can find it easily.

I have gone for a more basic approach to the Metro screen.

   
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I have gone for a more basic approach to the Metro screen.
Woooooooooooooow wait a minute, you're in the wildstar beta?? You like it?
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 14:49 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

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Woooooooooooooow wait a minute, you're in the wildstar beta?? You like it?
It's pretty good, yes.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 14:53 | posts: 7,563 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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It's pretty good, yes.
Have you had fun trying to bypass the single app only in Assigned Access accounts yet ?
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 15:25 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

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Have you had fun trying to bypass the single app only in Assigned Access accounts yet ?
Never come across that before.

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Default 08-12-2013, 15:34 | posts: 316 | Location: Kildare, Ireland

People seem to forget about the real Windows/PC usage stats. While you may see figures of 5% market share, and 'PC sales at a loss this quatter', etc etc, this is quite far from the truth.

None of these surveys take into account the fact that there are MILLIONS of unrecorded, unlicensed, pirated copies of Windows out there, especially windows 8. Probably just as many copies are pirated as there are sold. This is NEVER taken into consideration.

Secondly, in relation to PC sales, in the last 5-8 years building your own PC has become so massive and so comman that most people source components and build rather than purchase OEM systems from Dell, HP, Compaq, etc. These figures are also never taken into consideration, and I find it very irritating.

Anyhow, back on track - Windows 8 is fantastic. Im using 8.1 preview and I love it, never have an issue with it at all. I have little use for Modern UI, I just use it as a glorified app launcher.

EDIT: I do also have a Surface running Windows 8.1 and it is a wonderful tablet experience.

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Default 08-12-2013, 16:12 | posts: 176 | Location: Florida

I had Win8 since release & always hated the UI. I was really hoping they would give an option for classic menu some day. When 8.1 came out I was pretty disappointed that the start button just went to the same full screen Icon based garbage & reformated 3 of my PC's back to Win7, 3 days after 8.1 preview.

I fully understand the mobile market & why your finger & swiping work extremely well on those devices.

My question is. Why, why couldn't MS just gave everyone the option for the new UI & classic menu? For those of us that will not be abandoning our KB/M desktops anytime soon. Why the hell force me into a UI that works great on a touch display with your finger when I am sitting at my desk with a KB/M & no touch screen?

I really think the option for the classic menu would have been abandon pretty quickly for the new UI if you were on a "Mobile Device" & the new UI would be abandon if you had a "KB/M desktop"... Its ok to have both for 2 very different situations...

Win8 really could have been a win/win if it had both the new UI for mobile users & the classic menu for Dtop users. God forbid you satisfy both situations with options for both situations!

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Default 08-12-2013, 16:16 | posts: 7,098 | Location: Dubai

I have Win8 installed in a virtual machine .. thank goodness for Classic shell. I wish a third party tool wasn't necessary for navigation because of Sinofsky's tunnel-vision. Anyway, a new proper release should be out in 2-3 years and hopefully saner minds will be managing Microsoft by then.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 16:20 | posts: 25

Until I see some significant performance boosts from 8.1, Im sticking with W7 for now. BSODS and driver issues with 8 have plagued me in the past. Ive tried all the current builds with no success at a stable run. Ran multiple tests on the memory, hdd, and cpu for stability, and they all run fine. Maybe its the combo of my hardware that w8 doesnt like.

After spending some time with the UI, finding locations becomes rather simple. So I dont hate it as Microsoft will build an improved successor to 8.1 with W9 in the future. I still like my classic interface however.
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 16:25 | posts: 136 | Location: Istanbul

If the pirated copies are taken into consideration, i cannot imagine the real usage of win7 in the World. But anyway, that is offtopic. They have been working on win9 as far as i know. I guess Microsoft will not give up "touch", but they will probably change all the Metro thing because of the bad reputation.(I hope they will).

About tablets and smartphones. They look nice no doubt about it but saying they "are" the future makes me scared, indeed. For instance, we were complaining about console ports but I don't want to imagine the day I say "oh! that tablet port game needs an 8 core cpu!".. Oh my..
   
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Default 08-12-2013, 16:28 | posts: 7,245 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

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I have Win8 installed in a virtual machine .. thank goodness for Classic shell. I wish a third party tool wasn't necessary for navigation because of Sinofsky's tunnel-vision. Anyway, a new proper release should be out in 2-3 years and hopefully saner minds will be managing Microsoft by then.
Sinofsky didn't design the UI, and in fact they got rid of him and promoted the lead designer of the UI in 8 (Julie Larson-Green) to his position.

And I still don't get why so many people have trouble with 8's interface for navigating. I find it way easier. It's definitely different and there's a lot of unintuitive design choices, especially when dealing with Metro applications themselves, but as far as using "Start".. I think it's way better.

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If the pirated copies are taken into consideration, i cannot imagine the real usage of win7 in the World. But anyway, that is offtopic. They have been working on win9 as far as i know. I guess Microsoft will not give up "touch", but they will probably change all the Metro thing because of the bad reputation.(I hope they will).

About tablets and smartphones. They look nice no doubt about it but saying they "are" the future makes me scared, indeed. For instance, we were complaining about console ports but I don't want to imagine the day I say "oh! that tablet port game needs an 8 core cpu!".. Oh my..
Microsoft doesn't really have a choice. Pretty much everything points to mobile being the future of computing. The only way they are going to get actual penetration into that market is by leveraging their Windows user base down into it. They can make it work too, there are plenty of people that have become accustomed to the Windows 8 interface. I myself like it more than classic. They just need to keep tweaking and making improvements. I'd like to see more customization throughout the entire OS and I think that may be a theme moving forward.

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