Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:24 UTC

Starting today, we will extend availability of our current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available through MSDN and TechNet for businesses later this month.

Developers had been asking for this.

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RE[6]: Reverse Course
by bassbeast on Sat 14th Sep 2013 01:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Reverse Course"
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In other words "I can't name a single thing wrong or provide any of the answers you seek so I'll just say its wrong" is that it?

Perhaps then you should watch this video of the reviewer taking a bog standard windows 8 laptop OOTB and using it for the first time. Please note how many times he says "stop" "No" and "I don't want that" because Windows 8 is fighting the user every step of the way! How do you respond to that, that users should have to take classes just to learn how to do basic tasks on the broken design that is Windows 8?

I have put 70 year old ladies on Windows 7, we are talking the first time these folks have EVER touched a PC, know how long it took them to pick up basic tasks? About 20 minutes, that is what happens when you have a product that is intuitive and discoverable. Compare that to Windows 8 when even geeks on this very site had no idea where shutdown was and were having to do everything from log off to hit the power button because even something as basic as shutdown was like playing "Where's Waldo" with the OS!

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