Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 16:41 UTC
Windows Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 preview for download, but they region-locked it to 13 specific languages, and Dutch is not one of them. So, even though my Surface RT has been completely and utterly English from the day I bought it, I can't install Windows 8.1 and tell you something about it. Those of you who can download it, why don't you tell us what it's like - or you can head to The Verge who got early access. In case you couldn't tell, I'm a little annoyed that we're arbitrarily being left out once again.
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RE[5]: 8.1 is still a botch job.
by MOS6510 on Thu 27th Jun 2013 05:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 8.1 is still a botch job."
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I have a test machine at work, Core 2, and it ran XP rather slow. Windows 7 ran much better and Windows 8 almost flies.

At home I have another test PC, it came with Vista and it was terrible. Windows 8 was terrible too, but upgrading the 1 GB RAM to 2 GB it runs fine now.

My personal experience so far is that Windows 7 runs faster than Windows XP on the same hardware and Windows 8 is even quicker, if it has enough RAM.

I think this is a reason PC sales aren't doing very well. People used to buy new ones because they became slower when you upgraded Windows, but now you can run Windows 7 and 8 fine on machines that are 5+ years old.

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