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 phoenix on Thu 27th Jun 2013 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 8.1 is still a botch job."
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Microsoft's improvements of their codebase may be tangible. But the Core2 Quad test machine I have running Windows 8 not only "feels" significantly slower than the i7 rig running Windows 7 right next to it


Wait. You're complaining that a now-ancient Core2 CPU (aka 2nd generation Core architecture) is slower than an i7 (aka 3rd or even 4th gen Core architecture), and that it's obviously the fault of the OS?

Maybe if you reversed the OS installs (7 on the Core2). Then you could complain that Windows 8 is horribly slow.

Or, maybe if you had 7 and 8 both installed on the same system. Then you could complain that Windows 8 is horribly slow.

Right now, you're comparing oranges and orangutangs!

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