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Old 7th May 2013, 10:10   #1
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Microsoft confirms Windows Blue is coming

Windows 8.1 heading for release this year.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...ue-confirmed/1
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Old 7th May 2013, 10:45   #2
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Back on subject, looks like a nice update, have been wanting more re-size options on the start screen for a while now
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Old 7th May 2013, 10:54   #3
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"while claiming it work mark a move" *would?
Whoopsie - fixed, ta!
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Old 7th May 2013, 11:42   #4
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Yeah as simple as it sounds the resizing on the Windows Phone tiles with 7.8 and 8 actually made a big difference. Why it wasn't added in the first place to Windows 8 is a little baffling.
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Just me that sees Windows Blue and think's it's going to add a lot of naughty gags and puns to the interface?
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Just me that sees Windows Blue and think's it's going to add a lot of naughty gags and puns to the interface?
So your waiting for windows burlesque. ......

On a serious note looks like a good move by MS
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I'm looking forward to this for sure, especially if they sort out some of the present multi monitor issues such as minimizing any Metro apss when you activate something on the desktop on the secondary monitor.
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they should just have a keyboard combo and multifinger gesture that switches between classic mode and metro... basically would just switch to the windows screen and all of the metro links would be linked into the start bar.... and a laptop mode where motion gestures arent used/needed _-_
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How much will it be if you haven't got Win 8? If it's £200~ then they can suck a duck.
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Meanwhile, others are baffled at the lack of BSOD gags surrounding this news.
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I think they missing the loads of people who purchased a windows 8 upgrade for £25 but haven't installed it yet. I did but after using Windows 8 at work and finding it horrible I won't be installing it on my rig at home. Maybe I will when Blue is released.
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Just me that sees Windows Blue and think's it's going to add a lot of naughty gags and puns to the interface?
I know I'd be happier if Windows told me a filthy mother-in-law joke with a Lancashire accent every time I fired it up.
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I think they missing the loads of people who purchased a windows 8 upgrade for £25 but haven't installed it yet.
Like myself. The annoyance of installing W8, customizing it to my liking (die metro!) and have all programs installed doesnt justify the improvements W8 brings.
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I've just read somewhere that they've shifted 100 Million copies of Windows 8 in all it's guises. That's not too bad actually.
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Old 8th May 2013, 13:03   #17
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I was referring to RT as well and not just the cheap upgrade and OEM's of Windows 8
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I think they missing the loads of people who purchased a windows 8 upgrade for £25 but haven't installed it yet. I did but after using Windows 8 at work and finding it horrible I won't be installing it on my rig at home. Maybe I will when Blue is released.
I hope there is an early upgrade offer. I bought all my Win8 upgrades for £14.99 each, extremely well worth it in my book.
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