re: Microsoft Understands Its Windows 8 Mistakes, Finally
Windows 8.1 Release is a joke, a slap on the face of the consumer. The start button is good for nothing since it does not open an alphabetized list of programs, but the stupid cover-all metro screen. The local account is basically disabled, since you need to be on an online MS login to use those stupid apps; If you are on the subway and want to read the NYTimes and later type a report, you need to log off and log in to another account. The Windows 7 backup utility was substituted for a file backup utility, which makes it impossible to restore the whole system in a more effective way. Anyway, there are a couple of improvements, but the stupid apps still take over the whole screen, and you cannot treat them as independent, movable, minimizeable windows. To do so, you need a third-party software called ModernMix by Stardock. IOBit makes a great Start Menu (a real one). Summarizing, Windows 8 is doomed, and MS is the only guilty party here.