Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 16:02 UTC
Windows "Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1." So far, Windows 8.1 has been a massive improvement over Windows 8 on my Surface RT - except for the total system crashes (including shrieking sounds) Skype causes a few times per week.
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Nelson on Mon 8th Jul 2013 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I felt the same way until I tried it. It makes a difference in making both the Desktop and new Modern environment one cohesive thing.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't know. I actually liked the fact that it was different. It clearly differentiated the two very different parts of windows 8. You should not expect them to behave similarly. So, they should look different too. Plus it will allow people to make them ugly. I guess I shouldn't care, except that kind of stuff pops up on some social media sites "look how ugly I can make my computer/phone! I think its great!".

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I like how the Desktop wallpaper extends down into the All Apps menu. Something the normal Win8.1 parallax backgrounds don't do.

and the transition between the two environments is different, have you used it?

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