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[4]: 8.1 is still a botch job.
by shotsman on Thu 27th Jun 2013 07:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 8.1 is still a botch job."
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Ok so W8 is faster than W7. so what!

For most people speed isn't critical but usability is.

For me, W8 is a complete non starter. It just gets in the way far too much and W7 was bad enough.

I make a living Developing applications for Server 2008/12 not using MS tools (lots of Java and other stuff). Using them in a W8 desktop is pure living hell.
As a result I've installed Server 2008 on my laptop. At least it keeps out of the way most of the time. Server 2012 runs in VM's.
W8 is just unworkable/unusable and after 40+ years in development, it takes a really bad system for me to say that. Now, on a tablet with W8 then things may well be better but I don't have any experience with one to say (I use Android Tablets.)

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