Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th May 2013 21:14 UTC
Windows Microsoft has detailed Windows 8.1 - not a whole lot of information we didn't yet know from leaked builds, but this bit makes me happy: "The updated PC Settings in Windows 8.1 gives you access to all your settings on your device without having to go to the Control Panel on the desktop. You can do things like change your display resolution, set your power options, see the make and model of your PC, change the product key, let you run Windows Update, and even join a domain - all from PC Settings." Available as a preview late June, but no word on whether said preview release will be available for Windows RT as well.
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by Drumhellar on Fri 31st May 2013 04:43 UTC in reply to "comment"
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

Metro apps can already access the whole filesystem.

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by Fergy on Fri 31st May 2013 10:41 in reply to "RE: comment"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Metro apps can already access the whole filesystem.

He means an Explorer like program in Metro.

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by Nelson on Fri 31st May 2013 10:47 in reply to "RE[2]: comment"
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2005-11-29

A local file explorer is coming in 8.1. Not that I've actually missed having one. I care about pictures, videos, and music. Not files and folders.

I think this underscores a cultural mismatch between many here and the average PC user. Some people find value in tinkering and having many knobs. Others pay money to have those knobs turned for them.

A file system is way more implementation detail than any consumer should reasonably have to know.

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by sgtarky on Sat 1st Jun 2013 13:30 in reply to "RE: comment"
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2006-01-02

I had been using computers since the late 80's. I got a Mac book pro just before windows 8 came out. I had no issue figuring out how to use it. I bought a new laptop for the wife 250 for a dell so I have to configure it for her and try to find the usefulness of metro, the windows store is crap, has crap for apps, yeah, yeah wait another year for content. when I am on the desktop and drill down to a picture album you can have the selection of opening a picture in metro or something else...so I decide to use metro, picture comes up fine but if i want to scroll to the next picture in that folder, it just brings up a picture from somewhere else, it is exactly like running 2 different os's


--btw how do i get my comments to show up under the thread I replied to instead of being the last comment?

Edited 2013-06-01 13:32 UTC

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