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[6]: Start Button Useless??
by lustyd on Wed 26th Jun 2013 19:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Start Button Useless??"
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"To see the rest of the screen, obviously."

No, it's not obvious at all. If you want to see the screen don't press start. If you want to find a file, web page, app or setting then press start and get on with business. I can't imagine how bad you'd have to be at computing to be using the start menu for more than about 5 seconds, and I'm sure even you can go without the porno for 5 seconds?!

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RE[7]: Start Button Useless??
by galvanash on Thu 27th Jun 2013 21:49 in reply to "RE[6]: Start Button Useless??"
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No, it's not obvious at all. If you want to see the screen don't press start.

We are talking about an operating system called Windows and you arguing that we should all just pretend it ain't so and be happy about being forced to work with a fullscreen modal interface from 1985.

Again, I don't have a tablet on top of my desk... Modal interfaces have there place, but it isn't everywhere. I did not buy a 1440p monitor so I could only look at one thing at a time...

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