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: 8.1 is still a botch job.
by lucas_maximus on Wed 26th Jun 2013 19:00 UTC in reply to "8.1 is still a botch job."
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Look dude, the front end you might not like. But the performance is soo much faster than Windows 7.

My home machine is a Core 2 Duo from 2006-2007 running 8 and my work machine is a Xeon beast from 2 years ago running 7 ... guess what feels faster? The older computer running 8 and they are mainly running the same software.

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benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

the placebo effect makes the world go round...

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

There are genuine and tangible improvements in performance for Windows 8 over Windows 7.

With Windows 8.1, particularly inside of Metro Apps, the performance gains over Windows 8 are especially impressive after playing around with it.

Disk Space taken up by Windows 8.1 has also gone down pretty significantly.

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

Look dude, the front end you might not like. But the performance is soo much faster than Windows 7.

My home machine is a Core 2 Duo from 2006-2007 running 8 and my work machine is a Xeon beast from 2 years ago running 7 ... guess what feels faster? The older computer running 8 and they are mainly running the same software.


So an older Windows computer that has been rebuild to have the OS reinstalled is faster than a Windows computer that has been running for some time?

Try rebuilding the Win7 computer. It'll feel just as snappy.

Now, that's not to say that Win8 doesn't have slightly better performance - it does as it is Win7 with more optimizations and a new GUI.

I'm just saying that you're not comparing apples-to-apples.

If you really want to compare them, then reinstall both computers with freshly wiped hard drives.

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