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Windows 7: Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014

21 Nov 2013   #1
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 
Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014

Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014 | NextPowerUp

Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014


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Although Windows 8.1 was officially launched last month, it looks like many things still need to be fixed to attract more users. Apparently Microsoft is also aware of that as the company is preparing a major update expected to be unveiled in early 2014.
Windows 8.2; Real or Troll?

Windows 8.2. New Changes Are Coming


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22 Nov 2013   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

If MS actually listened to it's customers feed back from the get go, - actually released a 'beta' with the intent on listening to feedback rather than just "doing it their way regardless" and releasing "Previews" whilst still ignoring feedback - they wouldn't be in this ridiculous mess they are now. They listened a bit with Seven's development. Official betas and non official. With 8 they completely ignored all consumer feedback

What a flap up of major proportions.

It's the consumer who should dictate major product features. Not some executives with a "vision"
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22 Nov 2013   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
This type of thread is also running on the W8 Forums -- obviously some updates need to be done - but a NEW version so soon after W8 and W8.1 -- businesses can never move this quick - stuff needs to be tested etc and this can take YEARS so I'd expect that if this IS true W7 just got itself another LONG lease of life - especially in the corporate sector.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Nov 2013   #4
Fantail

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Awww chute, wrong picture..
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22 Nov 2013   #5
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Bring back a native start screen and not that Metro screen with "START" plastered on it as if we are stupid, its an insult to IT people and normal users alike IMO. To me, start screen isn't a deal breaker, I've become more comfortable with Win8 although I still prefer Win7 or I'll simply go up to Server 12 R2 and customize that to fit my needs.

But as far as the average user goes and Win8' overall success/failure goes... just bring back a legitimate start menu and all their problems go away. Win 8 has some great features, just give the people what they want Microsoft...
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22 Nov 2013   #6
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mhansen1 View Post
But as far as the average user goes and Win8' overall success/failure goes... just bring back a legitimate start menu and all their problems go away. Win 8 has some great features, just give the people what they want Microsoft...
They can't do that.

"Changing course" is a sign of fallibility/weakness (or so we've been told).
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23 Nov 2013   #7
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
if ms actually listened to it's customers feed back from the get go, - actually released a 'beta' with the intent on listening to feedback rather than just "doing it their way regardless" and releasing "previews" whilst still ignoring feedback - they wouldn't be in this ridiculous mess they are now. They listened a bit with seven's development. Official betas and non official. With 8 they completely ignored all consumer feedback

What a flap up of major proportions.

It's the consumer who should dictate major product features. Not some executives with a "vision"


Amen!
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23 Nov 2013   #8
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
"Changing course" is a sign of fallibility/weakness (or so we've been told).
I don't think that's always the case, but when someone/something begins making changes aimlessly without revisiting results is for sure some thing bad!!!

And Windows 8 is precisely that, a mass change from everything previously known.
Since Win1, Windows has been a desktop OS, Win8 is for tablets.
For updates, all minor updates where in place, at most requiring a reboot, now it requires a full reinstall. Don't believe that "8.2" or even 8.1 were major versions, they're just service packs!!!
Since always, the user could install programs in any way they want, downloading from official sites, CDs or whatever, now for some things you are forced to pass by their "Windows Store", once again copy-pasting Apple, the worst things this time.
It always has been targeted towards the enterprise and even average user, now it's focused on "gadgets" and toys instead of something more practical.

Sadly, Win8 contains some nice improvements, but the totally crippled UI, far more more than in any other Windows version (even Vista/7), tons of REMOVED featuers, and un-usability changes make it impractical for most users. Forcing to reinstall to apply a service pack is even more insulting.

On the bright side, that's a great promotion for Windows 7! Even Linux and Mac will benefit
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24 Nov 2013   #9
gulls777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

new windows version every 6 months now???

Windows 8 drivers aren't working on 8.1, same's gonna happen again???
Things were much better with those service pack updates.
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24 Nov 2013   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gulls777 View Post

Windows 8 drivers aren't working on 8.1, same's gonna happen again???
Until happens - it's hard to say. It all depends on what they change this time.
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