Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 16:41 UTC
Windows Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 preview for download, but they region-locked it to 13 specific languages, and Dutch is not one of them. So, even though my Surface RT has been completely and utterly English from the day I bought it, I can't install Windows 8.1 and tell you something about it. Those of you who can download it, why don't you tell us what it's like - or you can head to The Verge who got early access. In case you couldn't tell, I'm a little annoyed that we're arbitrarily being left out once again.
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RE[3]: Start Button Useless??
by WereCatf on Wed 26th Jun 2013 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Start Button Useless??"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

they are right about full screen being better.


That's an opinion, not a universal fact. And I do not agree with that opinion.

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v RE[4]: Start Button Useless??
by lustyd on Wed 26th Jun 2013 18:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Start Button Useless??"
RE[5]: Start Button Useless??
by M.Onty on Wed 26th Jun 2013 18:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Start Button Useless??"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

... most who understand the options would choose fullscreen.


Why, therefore, have most chosen not to go full screen, by complaining at Microsoft & not buying their new system? I suppose very few people must fully understand the options.

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RE[5]: Start Button Useless??
by WereCatf on Wed 26th Jun 2013 19:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Start Button Useless??"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

What is it that you use the rest of the screen for after clicking start other than search or start menu links?


To see the rest of the screen, obviously.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

What is it that you use the rest of the screen for after clicking start other than search or start menu links? If you click elsewhere then it disapears so it may as well be full screen to make it more useful.


While you can't interact with the rest of the screen while the start menu is open, you can still see the rest of the screen. Nine times out of ten, when I open the start menu it's for something related to one of the windows/applications that are currently open & I find it helps to be able to see/refer to them.

Not a fact, but most who understand the options would choose fullscreen.


For heavy multi-tasking, at least, I beg to differ.

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