Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 17:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store." They really didn't have much of a choice, but good news anyway.
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RE: Proof of failure
by Kochise on Tue 14th May 2013 20:15 UTC in reply to "Proof of failure"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Windows XP SP1, SP2 and SP3 were pretty free as well. Windows 8.1 is mostly SP1, so why would they charge for correction of mistakes they made ?

Kochise

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RE[2]: Proof of failure
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th May 2013 20:35 in reply to "RE: Proof of failure"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Corrections of mistakes?

Do you understand how software is made? how software is tested? No software is bug free, no software is perfect ... except maybe Hello World samples.

This really bloody irritates me because this is just a lack of basic understanding for software engineering principles that weren't cutting edge in the 80s.

Show me the requirements that you think have a defect in. Show me the code that doesn't reflect the use case.

Cheap comments are cheap comments. Nothing else.

Edited 2013-05-14 20:37 UTC

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RE[3]: Proof of failure
by Kochise on Tue 14th May 2013 20:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Proof of failure"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Windows is not made by a shareware releaser, but a massive corporation. Now they decided to go on a yearly release basis, good for them if they cope the pace. I bet that at their level of expertise, especially since they are following their own standart, they could ensure a minimum of code quality and functionnality. At least I hope them all the goods in that matter.

Kochise

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