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[5]: 8.1 is still a botch job.
by M.Onty on Thu 27th Jun 2013 10:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 8.1 is still a botch job."
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Ok so W8 is faster than W7. so what!

For most people speed isn't critical but usability is.

Credit where credit's due, Microsoft could have continued to have added bloat to the x86 versions of Windows to artificially induce better sales, but have instead made Windows faster in two consecutive releases. I can't imagine its helping PC sales, as someone says above, but it is good for users & we do notice, especially after someone lets a couple of prime offenders like McAfee & Adobe loose on the hard drive. Here's hoping they try & get the install size down next.

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