Windows 8 Tips and Support

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    Yes, but it doesn't do anything.

    I deal with Windows 8 exactly like I deal with Ubuntu - I use search for all navigation. It works well.
     
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    It opens only the Modern UI anyway.

    Windows 9 is expected to have a startmenu.
     
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    Not everything - this is why i included more tools in the collections.

    As for the navigation I like the breadcrumb navigation.
     
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    Windows 8 attempted to force users to adopt a touch oriented interface, when 95% of the target audience didn't have touch enabled devices.

    Anyone with a Surface Pro will tell you that the 8/8.1 UI is actually quite good on a touch screen - but without touch it is clumsy at best. Microsoft made the serious mistake of developing for hardware that was not mainstream.

    Aero Glass represents the most graceful and useful interface for a mouse and keyboard, nothing else comes close. It was a serious mistake not to offer this as an alternative with Windows 8. A mistake that Windows 9 will apparently correct.

    {Windows 9, which Microsoft internally calls “Threshold,” should ship around the second quarter of 2015. It will put the Windows 8 interface on the back burner but not throw it out, since applications written for Windows 8 would be broken. The familiar desktop with the Start button will be back.

    Bajarin expects Windows 9 will return all of the familiar elements of Windows 7 and prior operating systems, with the new UI relegated to the back burner while new features are added to bring people forward.

    Read more: Windows 8 Died at Launch, Microsoft Moves on to Windows 9 | The Daily Caller
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    There are even rumors that Windows 9 will be for free, but I don´t belive it.

    Fact that Microsoft has improved its all in one strategy. While Windows 8/8.1 for PC and phones look similar they are are very different indeed. For Windows 9 Microsoft plans optimize the interfaces according to the devices on which it is running while the versions of Windows 9 share the same technologies. Hopefully this will allow x86 programs to run on a phone.
     
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    Windows 9 will most assuredly not be free. Microsoft is going to offer it as part of Office 365, which is a subscription plan for Office. Essentially, if you have a valid Office 365 subscription, you will be granted access to Windows 9 as part of it. This has a serious draw back for consumers - no one expects their OS to stop working because a subscription expires, but that is exactly what will happen to those using the 365 model.

    As for X86 programs running on phones, unless ARM processors gain access to Intel micro-code, this will never happen. So Atom based phones might be able to do this, but Snapdragon and Nvidia processors never will.
     
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    We will see. I would not like to run a subscription based os. I also heard that Windows 9 will have a new activation method. Would use an online account for activation. It sounded as if one would have to be online to use the os. Rumors, but that would raise protest for real.

    My favorite os for phones is Android.
     
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    Have you right clicked on it?
     
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    Of course, that's how I quickly get to search.
     
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    That is the slowest possible way to get to search in Windows 8.1.
     

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