Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Mar 2014 00:12 UTC

Microsoft finalized its upcoming Windows 8.1 Update recently, but the company appears to be sharing it a little early today. While the software maker is expected to release the update officially in April, Microsoft has only detailed a few of the features in the update and has not yet provided an official release date. Links to download a final version of the Windows 8.1 Update, thanks to Microsoft’s Windows Update service, have been discovered. A series of patches are required to obtain the full update, but once installed the new desktop-friendly features are enabled.The update can be downloaded via a registry change, or through direct links, but we recommend waiting for Microsoft to officially release it through the normal Windows Update channels in April.

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RE[2]: MS is confused
by p13. on Fri 7th Mar 2014 12:15 UTC in reply to "RE: MS is confused"
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You are right, Kochise.

Computers are certainly fast enough nowadays. As i said, people don't care to upgrade anymore as the old model is falling to pieces. Less and less people care about the next version of ms office, windows, etc. There is less and less incentive to upgrade.

Your comments on computing interfaces are absolutely correct.
People seem obsessed with "getting rid" of "the desktop". This seems illogical to me. The desktop is by far the most productive and efficient environment we have. I'm not saying it's perfect. Improvements can certainly stll be made.

I wish people would stop trying to shove this touchy feely stuff down my throat. It's not working. I actually want to get work done.
If i want to get touchy feely, i'll just get a tablet, kthx.

As for your comments on retina. I own a nexus 5. You are, again, correct.
Not that it matters to me, i've got a -18 dioptry. Even 320x240 will do just fine :-)
The added advantage is being able to fit more stuff on the screen ... which i think is wasted on the single window full-screen paradigm we're stuck on now with mobile devices.

And yes, W2K was their best release to date (for the desktop). It went downhill from there. All IMHO of course.

Thank you for your comments, Kochise. It's good to see common sense out there.

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