Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 16:02 UTC
Windows "Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1." So far, Windows 8.1 has been a massive improvement over Windows 8 on my Surface RT - except for the total system crashes (including shrieking sounds) Skype causes a few times per week.
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by acobar on Mon 8th Jul 2013 17:45 UTC
acobar
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2005-11-15

I still can not get the reason to push so hard for the new metro interface on all platforms. Sure, it may make sense on small tablets and phones but, frankly it is lacking for desktop users. Most computers I support have now screens that are at least 20" and their users like to keep 2 to 3 programs partially visible at same time. Skype on them are just such a wast of space, they all just want a small contact list and be done with it, some don't even want images!

At least they are not asking to downgrade to Windows 7, well, actually they do but I install "Classic Shell" and they get by with it (funny thing is that for a small group "UBitMenu" is also needed 6 years after the "revolutionary not" ribbon interface).

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