Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd May 2014 18:31 UTC
Windows

As we move forward, many of these lower cost devices will come with a new edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Windows 8.1 with Bing provides all the same great experiences that Windows 8.1 offers with the Windows 8.1 Update, and comes with Bing as the default search engine within Internet Explorer. And of course customers will be able to change that setting through the Internet Explorer menu, providing them with control over search engine settings. This new edition will be only be available preloaded on devices from our hardware partners. Some of these devices, in particular tablets, will also come with Office or a one-year subscription to Office 365.

Windows 8.1 with Bing is exactly the same as every other Windows 8.1 SKU - except for the fact that OEMs cannot change the default search engine - users still can, though. The price for OEMs will be lower, which makes me wonder why on earth OEMs would go for the other SKUs.

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Great experiences?
by ml2mst on Fri 23rd May 2014 19:07 UTC
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Windows 8.1 with Bing provides all the same great experiences that Windows 8.1 offers


What "great experiences"?

ModernUI, with its chaotic Windows Store and half baked (cr)apps?

Edited 2014-05-23 19:08 UTC

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RE: Great experiences?
by glarepate on Fri 23rd May 2014 23:33 in reply to "Great experiences?"
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2006-01-04

+3

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RE: Great experiences?
by glarepate on Mon 26th May 2014 14:57 in reply to "Great experiences?"
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2006-01-04

And don't forget the "great experience" of using what is no doubt the fugliest U.I on any smartphone, if not ever at least currently.

This emphasizes that great doesn't necessarily mean good even if it is commonly used that way.

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