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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by xminus1 on Wed 26th Jun 2013 18:50 UTC
xminus1
Member since:
2013-06-26

Apparently, they've given all the senior managers full frontal lobotomies, and those results must have looked so outstanding that they required the rest of their staff to have them, as well.

Well, at least it's good to know we'll have Windows 8 and 8-point-1 around; this way, if any of us run out of toilet paper, we'll always have Windows 8-point-whatever to wipe our . . . well, you get the idea, I hope.

Seriously, it looks like an operating system designed for six-year-olds--and, apparently, for six-year-olds who can read the system designers' minds to be able to find all these magical control interfaces.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

NT -> 2000 -> XP -> Vista -> 7

All introduced changes and new ways of doing certain things, whether it was the control panel, start menu, task bar, toolbars on the task bar, active desktop, oh, and Explorer. God damn, Explorer changes a lot. Each required learning to find all the new "magical control interfaces."

That's what happens when stuff changes, when new features are added. There are never, ever, any new features that require ZERO learning. To think otherwise is naive at best, and completely idiotic at worst.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Drumhellar
completely idiotic

Yes

Edited 2013-06-27 06:28 UTC

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

So, and I know this is a radical concept so bear with me but...why not just avoid it and stick with what you like? Or if you're just tired of Windows, install another OS altogether? I realize that will also require relearning some things, but as was already pointed out to you above, that's the case with any major upgrade.

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