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Simon O'Riordan from UK12-Jan-14 21:34
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While my hooky 7 license is stuck in the wonderfully efficient Deustche-Post system, as it has been for a month, I bought Windows 8.1 for one of my redundant boxes at the weekend.

I must say, apart from just two things, it is quite pleasant to use.

The first thing is the need for a Hotmail account to log into my own computer; big brother, slightly moreso than Android and gmail, but not obtrusive.

The second is that to shut an application I needed alt-F4, there didn't appear to be any controls, just differences in focus.

There are many differences, but I find them interesting. Also, I was easily able to install Visual Studio 2008 and test it. Hello world etc work fine, with nice GUI integration.
I like the built-in Skype, I like the app-style Facebook extra, I like the Android-style app shop(which also like Android, doesn't demand payment details unless you want to buy something).
I like the way all and any hardware is integrated effortlessly, including wifi printing and scanning.

I speak as someone who has been using Ubuntu exclusively at home for 4 years; MS has clearly done some Ubuntu/Linux homework and decided that good things a like seamless driver integration should be taken seriously, at last. And with the ecosystem control, they don't even nag about security anymore(although I installed Avast).

For once, MS is being maligned for doing something actually good. :(
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