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Microsoft experimenting with free version of Windows 8.1

#1HELZEROPosted 2/28/2014 11:35:12 AM(edited)
http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/28/5456374/windows-8-1-with-bing-experiment

Look like a counter attack to steam os

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#2TireseasPosted 2/28/2014 11:37:37 AM
More like a counter to Android/ChromeOS.
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#3jokrayzPosted 2/28/2014 11:37:47 AM
Thought about getting win8 awhile ago. But I have a few in-game friends who said they don't like it, particularly for gaming its not all that great. So i never did.
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#4WyzeGyePosted 2/28/2014 11:38:40 AM
jokrayz posted...
particularly for gaming its not all that great.


tell your friends to smarten up.
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#5godplaysSNESPosted 2/28/2014 11:39:10 AM
The part with Bing sounds really lame, but all around it would be good for everyone with free future Windows.
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#6PsythikPosted 2/28/2014 11:41:24 AM(edited)
jokrayz posted...
Thought about getting win8 awhile ago. But I have a few in-game friends who said they don't like it, particularly for gaming its not all that great. So i never did.
Why would it be "not that great" for gaming? It's literally the same thing as Windows 7 except with more features (I especially love the new Task Manager & the neat graph you get when transferring files) and a new Start menu that takes no more than 2 days to get used to.
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#7HELZERO(Topic Creator)Posted 2/28/2014 11:40:15 AM
WyzeGye posted...
jokrayz posted...
particularly for gaming its not all that great.


tell your friends to smarten up.


its not exactly the lightest os, so he has a point. on the other hand win supports all the games
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#8jokrayzPosted 2/28/2014 11:42:46 AM(edited)
HELZERO posted...
WyzeGye posted...
jokrayz posted...
particularly for gaming its not all that great.


tell your friends to smarten up.


its not exactly the lightest os, so he has a point. on the other hand win supports all the games


Psythik posted...
jokrayz posted...
Thought about getting win8 awhile ago. But I have a few in-game friends who said they don't like it, particularly for gaming its not all that great. So i never did.
Why would it be "not that great" for gaming? It's literally the same thing as Windows 7 except with more features (I especially love the new Task Manager & the neat graph you get when transferring files) and a new Start menu that takes no more than 2 days to get used to.



They are "in-game friends" so i don't take their words to heart.. I don't know them in real life. So maybe they are wrong. i just haven't found a big reason to upgrade from win 7 to win8.
#9TireseasPosted 2/28/2014 11:41:55 AM
Well considering some newer games run better in Win 8 than Win7 and virtually none run worse... yeah tell your friends to get a clue before speaking.
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#10jokrayzPosted 2/28/2014 11:43:25 AM
Tireseas posted...
Well considering some newer games run better in Win 8 than Win7 and virtually none run worse... yeah tell your friends to get a clue before speaking.


ok thanks.
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