So I installed Windows 8.1 in a VM to see what the hype is all about (mainly to see if the Start Menu is back, as I just installed 8 a few days ago). The "Famed" start button launches Metro UI, the same as just pressing the Windows key. If you right click it, you'll get a pretty pathetic text menu which seems like a pretty big regression for the normal person. The joke of it all is the same functionality exists presently in Windows 8, including the regressed Start Menu dropdown. If you're running Windows 8, press Winkey + X (As Brian told me when I first installed 8), you get the exact same functionality as in Windows 8.1. Windows Blue ( Windows 8.1 ) is a pretty pathetic attempt to attract users. However, I must say, despite my system BSODing after a few minutes of using Windows 8 (I forgot to install the Intel vendor Network driver, instead of relying on Windows to ship stable ones), my audio works, which hasn't really happened since WinXP (which is why I love that OS). Hopefully the compatibility continues forward.
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Windows 8.1 ( Windows Blue ) is a complete Joke.
Blog entry posted by Kyle, Jul 17, 2013.