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Talking How Is Winodws 8.1 Better Than Windows 7??? - 12-19-2013, 00:49 | posts: 1,583 | Location: Earth

I have been googling for the past 15 minutes, and all threads around the web eventually degrades to bashing on the Metro UI

Assuming the UI is taken out of the equation, what are the benefits of 8.1?

i mean at a lower level, like there was this thing about cpu scheduling being better, what other advances come with it?

any link to a site/thread stating the list of improvements please???

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Default 12-19-2013, 00:53 | posts: 1,843 | Location: Germany

Its better in any way and no one forces you to use Metro UI, i dont use it at all, always in Desktop Mode.

Read also here http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=384419
   
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Default 12-19-2013, 06:52 | posts: 9,160 | Location: Toledo

Every way imaginable. Kernel improvements, performance improvements, better out of the box driver support, better multi monitor support, better SSD support. Can go on for ages. Explorer and task manager are also much better in 8/8.1. Like it or hate it, but Metro can easily be ignored. If you really really hate it you can just buy a cheap app like Start8 or use Classic Shell.
   
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Default 12-19-2013, 06:59 | posts: 6,883 | Location: Dubai

It's just the new UI that is bothering people. Many of the people who love 8 use it with start8 anyway so I'm not surprised that they like it lol. Anyways, 8.2 or 9 should make all of this unnecessary and we can take Windows for granted again
   
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Default 12-19-2013, 11:19 | posts: 2,724 | Location: florida

another good thing is you dont have to deal with the aero disabled thing when running aero incompatible apps.

my directv stre.am.ing app works like crap in windows 7 due having to disable aero and my browsers run like crap because aero is disabled.


windows 8 this problem isnt there. making everything run correctly.



I like the UI.

I can have it colored to holidays or my moods.

performance is better. encoding is faster, along with decompressing of files.

I swear that google chrome caching is faster in windows 8.

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Default 12-19-2013, 17:55 | posts: 652 | Location: Saudi Arabia

for one thing, skydrive integration !
   
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Default 12-19-2013, 20:11 | posts: 1,583 | Location: Earth

cool, thanks guys, looks like i am finally making it to win 8.1

YAY!!!
   
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It is easily 1.1 times better than 7, easily.
   
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Default 12-19-2013, 20:24 | posts: 1,583 | Location: Earth

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It is easily 1.1 times better than 7, easily.
ill take that 10%
   
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I'm still on 7 but the Task Manager in 8/8.1 is great. Plus if DX11.2 really takes off it will have better performance than 7.
   
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Default 12-19-2013, 22:49 | posts: 16,587 | Location: US East Coast

There's options to make "Metro" go straight to the "Apps view".....and even return to the desktop when a "metro app" is closed.

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for one thing, skydrive integration !
Most of us don't consider a security risk to be an advantage....


   
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for one thing, skydrive integration !
you got to be careful with sky drive because it saves all your browsing and OS activity!! And we all know how trust worthy all the tech giants are, not to mention big brother snooping in.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 22:16 | posts: 4,263 | Location: Serbia, NS

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I'm still on 7 but the Task Manager in 8/8.1 is great. Plus if DX11.2 really takes off it will have better performance than 7.
I think we will stop using DX very soon so it will not matter anyway.
   
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its ok.
   
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Default 12-21-2013, 04:02 | posts: 652 | Location: Saudi Arabia

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you got to be careful with sky drive because it saves all your browsing and OS activity!! And we all know how trust worthy all the tech giants are, not to mention big brother snooping in.
it does? i thought its good to sync my file and browsing fav and history between my pc and my lumia phone... also it saves my documents and pictures.
   
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Default 12-21-2013, 05:45 | posts: 16,587 | Location: US East Coast

And gives MS access to your computer....as well as anyone that decides to hack the Skydrive servers....or anyone that can successfully imitate the Skydrive servers....



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And gives MS access to your computer....as well as anyone that decides to hack the Skydrive servers....or anyone that can successfully imitate the Skydrive servers....
android does the same thing.
   
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Default 12-21-2013, 13:52 | posts: 5,587

Out of the box, 8.1 is an annoying, disorienting OS (for those fresh from 7 or other OS's). Once you configure it to behave and work they way you want, its pretty good. Better than 7 in some aspects, but cant say its dramatically so in any given way.
   
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android does the same thing.
True, but this thread isn't about Android. ChromeOS does the same thing as well....but this thread isn't about ChromeOS either. I only posted what's relevant to this thread.


   
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Default 12-22-2013, 16:18 | posts: 2,056 | Location: U.K

I removed skydive and all other metro apps from my .iso with winreducer 8.1.

This combined with startisback for the win 7 start menu and you get the best of both worlds, overall faster smarter OS and looks and behaves how im used to (eg like win7)

Id defo recommend anyone upgrade to Win 8
   
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if you have the patience and time to look for proper tweaks windows 8.1 becomes a good os for multitasking, gaming.
   
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it is better then w7 and xp ! but pretty similar to w 8 ! having said that ! android is the number one os on the planet ! take a wild guess where dev will bother inputing money for future game ! yep android !
   
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Android is number 1 mobile OS. Windows is still the #1 desktop OS. Game developers aren't going to abandon the #1 desktop OS....especially considering they can do more on desktop than on mobile.


   
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Default 12-23-2013, 04:18 | posts: 1,583 | Location: Earth

installed it and did some hdd benchmarks and usb3.0 transfers, and performance is no go

so i said screw it, cos i need good transfer rates, so i am reverting to win 7.

it also broke some apps for me, so overall, ill stick with win 7

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