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Old 02-03-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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As a traditional user I sure welcome this. When this comes out I won't have to shop around for a pc running Windows 7. I'm also assuming that the Start menu hasn't changed..... not familiar with Windows 8.


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While much of the recent chatter surrounding Microsoft Corp. may be centered around the successor to Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, another change may be in the works for software giant’s Windows 8.1 operating system to cater to core users.

Recently, reports indicate Microsoft MSFT is planning to update Windows 8.1 by having the system boot to a desktop option by default, something traditional desktop users have been wanting.

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Microsoft reportedly planning to go back to Windows desktop default - The Tell - MarketWatch
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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They're speculating it's happening sometime next month.

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New rumors are beginning to emerge regarding the next update for the Windows 8 platform. They stem from a leaked build of Windows 8.1 Update 1, and show that Microsoft really has listened to feedback. Microsoft is expected to reveal Windows 8.1 Release 1 sometime in March before the BUILD conference a month later.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Could Boot Directly to Desktop
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:24 PM
 
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I've heard they are already working on window 9. Guess its obvious with 7 still available they see windows 8 has a sells flop.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:56 AM
 
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I've heard they are already working on window 9. Guess its obvious with 7 still available they see windows 8 has a sells flop.
No relation, XP was available for quite a while after 7 came out.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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XP sales stayed robust when Vista was out. 7 was much more successful than Vista. If we go by MS pattern of making a good OS followed by a sucky OS, then Windows 9 should be good.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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I really hope they make an adjustment. I have used windows 8 a few times and still do not like it. I am still running 7, and will continue to do so until they come out with an OS that is for an actual desktop/laptop not a tablet. I do not want a tablet, if I did I would buy a tablet, I have a laptop, and want an OS to function as so.
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