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[Nextpowerup] 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.

Rumour has it that the update could be called Windows 8.2 and should bring several improvements, new features and bug fixes. It's believed that the release will bring back Start Menu, one of the biggest disappointments of the Windows 8 operating system. Another positive thing is that Windows 8.2 update will be available as a free update via App Store during January 2014.

 

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Edited by iARDAs - 11/20/13 at 6:53am
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interesting
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So it is the apple platform of service packs are new versions of windows
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I chuckled at the 'rumored to bring back the start menu'.

I heard a rumor that horses can fly.
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This is great news that they are being proactive in bringing back features their customers demand. They learned that Apple is the only company that can get away with telling their customers what they want.

Having a true a start menu instead of using classic shell or Start8 will be good news, not that I cared but my wife did.
 
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I never really understood why people needed the start menu from Windows 8. I never touch it on Windows 7, I just use Launchy to start everything!

The bigger thing for me was Metro in general, which at least they seem to have made more 'optional' in Windows 8.1
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Doubtful.

Where are is the beta and when is the RTM date? If it was true, manufacturers would have to have it in-house within a few weeks.
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I just squashed the last of my bugs with Windows 8.1 too after about a week of messing with it frown.gif If this is legit either way I'm going to wait a few weeks after it goes live to avoid subjecting myself to further trouble and be sure there aren't many issues.
As for the start menu, meh. Having 8.1 for a bit made me realize how little I even needed it really. I wouldn't mind having it back but that isn't such a big deal should it be false.
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post #9 of 105
This seems way too soon especially as we haven't heard of any beta's or RTM's.
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Said it many times. I dont want tiles on the desktop.
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