Originally Posted by newbrevolution
What's New in Windows 8.1
Originally Posted by iARDAs
Is there a changelog or new features list that is 100% trustable?
Also I read if you are purchasing 8.1 it is released 10/18/2013. The update for Windows 8 users is released 10/17/2013.
I like how detached from reality Microsoft sounds when they write stuff such as:
Desktop and Start Screen
Improvements have been made to better support users who prefer a mouse and keyboard experience to access applications.
Desktop users don't "prefer a mouse and keyboard experience to access applications", it's their primary way of doing things. Desktop users are not going to replace their 24" or 27" or even 30" or 31.5" screens with touch enabled ones and spend the day lifting their arms towards the screen every time they want to get something done.
Originally Posted by Cheezman
One thing I simply don't understand.
Why did they add colors to the tiles, but not allow you to change those colors
? Who's stupid idea was that?
The only time I remember Microsoft being mod friendly in terms of UI was back with Windows 95, provided you bought the Plus! Pack. Anybody can create and share custom themes easily to change the appearance of Windows 95. Then with Windows XP you have a few Microsoft signed themes and that's it. If you want to change the look beyond that, with other themes, you have to use third party applications that replace system DLL's with non signed ones, which is prone to give all sorts of problems.
Expect Microsoft to allow you to do that in Windows 9, along with tiles with more evolved colour schemes, like the false advertising Newegg has on its site to make the Modern UI tiles actually look better than they really do - and they really do look better in that rendition
, possibly even a brushed aluminium look (with different colours available to choose), Aero and 3D effects options for both desktop and Modern UI. It's by that time when tablets and smartphones won't take such a hit in terms of battery life.
Minimum common denominator logic in taking away options for now at play here.
Originally Posted by BeerPowered
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
This really is my biggest beef with the aesthetic of Win8. Well that and the loss of aero glass...
I hate Aero, the new Rectangle theme is much better looking. OBLYTILE
lets you make custom tiles.
You can customize the level of transparency in Windows 7, change the colour of said transparency or just completely turn off Aero. You can't do that in Windows 8. That is one of the main differences. Windows 8 takes away options to be able to cram the Windows 8 kernel into low powered devices while keeping competitive battery life. I have nothing against options, people who like the flat look, please use it.Edited by tpi2007 - 10/10/13 at 2:17pm