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[7]: Missed opportunity...
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th May 2013 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Missed opportunity..."
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There is a load of features added to Windows Service packs ... XP vs XP SP3 is actually massive in added new features ... they just don't advertise them like Apple and they work on the original machines that XP was ready for.

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RE[8]: Missed opportunity...
by Kochise on Tue 14th May 2013 20:53 in reply to "RE[7]: Missed opportunity..."
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Ok, that's fair, yet if you really wanted new features, you had to install PowerToys that weren't shiped with SPs. You meant WGA, Security Essentials, pre-UAC, stuffs alike ?

Take a look at Vista and its SPs. Keep in mind Microsoft works in the OS field for quite a few years by now (something around 30) and they have enough background, experience, return to make the right choices.

I bet they have.


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lucas_maximus Member since:

I dunno what your point is.

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