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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First impressions of RT 8.1
by Lion on Thu 27th Jun 2013 01:41 UTC
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So far I prefer the new start screen, I definitely enjoy the additional tile sizes, and having the tiles come up over a slightly darkened version of the desktop wallpaper is FAR less jarring. Nice.
I wish I could turn off the start button. It does serve a useful purpose on my Surface RT (long press on it gives me the win+x menu - previously unavailable by touch UI) but with the start bar on the side of the screen it sits at the top - I just don't want it there.
Aside from that, I haven't really encountered any of the other changes yet.

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