Review: Windows 8.1 widens, not narrows, gap with older PCs

  • Article by: RYAN NAKASHIMA , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 12:20 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer says the latest update to Windows is a "refined blend" of its older operating system for PCs and its new touch-enabled interface for more modern, mobile devices.

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gwbuddyJun. 27, 13 5:02 AM

Microsoft only "Intensified" my decision to stay with Windows 7. I tried Windows 8 and it was "Horrible", to say the least. From this article, it sounds like Windows 8.1 is only "Worse". I'm really, Really, REALLY "Stumped" as to WHY anyone would want to "Switch" over to the Latest, and most Confusing, version of Windows: Windows 8. Most new PCs come with "No OS Choice", but Windows 8. Just the fact that new PCs sales are on a "Downward Trend" should be a RED flag to Microsoft that consumers simply DO NOT LIKE the Windows 8 OS. It's a nice "Novelty" thing to try out, but just not very Usable, or Practical, for those of us that like how things work in Windows 7.

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luzhishenJun. 27, 1310:54 AM

I just paid $160 to get Windows 8 off my laptop and replace it Windows 7 Pro. Adding a start button doesn't remove all the extra clicks you have to learn to do what you were already doing quite efficiently. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I would have had to buy new versions of software costing well over $1,000. We need the equivalent of the FCC to prevent companies like Microsoft from making our hardware and software obsolete whenever they feel like it.

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