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Microsoft is prepping an update to Windows 8, dubbed Windows Blue. And it’s going to include many new features, one of which is improved touch capability as detailed in a leaked video from TechFest 2013.
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But Windows Blue isn’t limited to only touch improvements. Several reports indicate that the next version of Windows will see an updated Search Charm, support for smaller (7- and 8-inch) devices, and built-in Internet Explorer 11.

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Cool, can't wait to try it.
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Does the support for smaller devices mean that they've reduced the minimum resolution restriction? Windows 8 "flies" on my old Atom netbook, but it doesn't work with a single (non-settings-related) Metro application.
    
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Unless they bring back boot-to-desktop and Start menu functionality, then I will continue to not give a rat's patoot about Windows 8.x.

But hey MS, thanks for that updated Paint app. Yeah, that's what got everybody all upset about Windows 8...how inferior Paint was to the prior versions. rolleyes.gif
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Nice to see that they're focusing on updating touch capabilities & completely ignoring the deafening cry for a Start Menu & boot to desktop.rolleyes.gif
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Unless they bring back boot-to-desktop and Start menu functionality, then I will continue to not give a rat's patoot about Windows 8.x.

This.
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Unless they bring back boot-to-desktop and Start menu functionality, then I will continue to not give a rat's patoot about Windows 8.x.

But hey MS, thanks for that updated Paint app. Yeah, that's what got everybody all upset about Windows 8...how inferior Paint was to the prior versions. rolleyes.gif

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Nice to see that they're focusing on updating touch capabilities & completely ignoring the deafening cry for a Start Menu & boot to desktop.rolleyes.gif

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This.
lol what is so hard about pressing a key?
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lol what is so hard about pressing a key?

It's unnecessary.

Sadly microsoft just want's to be the next apple so I doubt we're going to see them go back to caring for the desktop market for a while.
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lol what is so hard about pressing a key?

There is far more to it than that.

Effectively having two UIs, neither of which is fully functional by itself, is silly.
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lol what is so hard about pressing a key?

lol what is so hard about offering a boot to desktop option?
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