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[2]: Start Button Useless??
by Bobthearch on Thu 27th Jun 2013 03:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Start Button Useless??"
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

I don't use Windows, but that is what Microsoft said they were going to do. They "listened to the users" and added the Start Button, but there is no Start Menu. Clicking it just returns the user to the Windows 8 home screen.


According to this CNN article, "...many Windows users were upset about radical departure from the typical Windows interface, especially the lack of a Start button. The button is back, and now it leads to a list of all your applications."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/26/tech/gaming-gadgets/microsoft-keynote...

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RE[3]: Start Button Useless??
by Fergy on Thu 27th Jun 2013 06:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Start Button Useless??"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

According to this CNN article, "...many Windows users were upset about radical departure from the typical Windows interface, especially the lack of a Start button. The button is back, and now it leads to a list of all your applications."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/26/tech/gaming-gadgets/microsoft-keynote...

We know what Microsoft thinks and you don't have to link to a press release from Microsoft.

Did you have anything to add to this conversation or do you like to be Captain Obvious?

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Bad day at work? Lighten up.

I was posting for hopefully a clarification from someone who actually used Windows 8.1. The CNN article says Start menu displays a list of installed programs; the poster I was replying to says it just goes to the Home screen. ???

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