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Old 12-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

If you want your start button like in W7 back, using Metro apps in the desktop like any other program, it sounds like MS is finally listening to there customers. You can do all this now with Stardocks apps, Start8 and Modern Mix, but it will be apart of 8.2 if this story comes true....



Microsoft Windows Changes | Windows 8.1 content from Windows IT Pro

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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Re: Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

This is the first step in subtly separating the OS's between desktop and mobile. The way Apple does it.
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Re: Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

Finally starting to use their heads.

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Re: Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

..and in another turnaround

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Re: Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

I didn't realize the soap-opera like politics going on inside M$ over the past year or so. I used to keep up on this stuff. Guess that shows how underwhelmed I was with Win8.

Interesting news though! Thanks FV & Jim.
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Re: Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

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If you want your start button like in W7 back, using Metro apps in the desktop like any other program, it sounds like MS is finally listening to there customers. You can do all this now with Stardocks apps, Start8 and Modern Mix, but it will be apart of 8.2 if this story comes true....



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Cool beans, good find. I better get it for free.
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Re: Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

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If you want your start button like in W7 back, using Metro apps in the desktop like any other program, it sounds like MS is finally listening to there customers. You can do all this now with Stardocks apps, Start8 and Modern Mix, but it will be apart of 8.2 if this story comes true....



Microsoft Windows Changes | Windows 8.1 content from Windows IT Pro

Further Changes Coming in Windows s SuperSite for Windows
YAY!!!
Now I'm interested in Win 8.

Thanks for the info FV.
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Cool beans, good find. I better get it for free.
Well, after the Vista debacle, we didn't get W7 for free. I think Win8.1 was a one time deal for M$. So I wouldn't get your hopes up.

Sounds like it not due out for about another year.
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Well, after the Vista debacle, we didn't get W7 for free. I think Win8.1 was a one time deal for M$. So I wouldn't get your hopes up.

Sounds like it not due out for about another year.
I was just listening to Mary Jo Foley, and she said the start button could back in a W8.1 update in early 2014! You can watch it at 53:30 of this video podcast!

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I was just listening to Mary Jo Foley, and she said the start button could back in a W8.1 update in early 2014! You can watch it at 53:30 of this video podcast!

Windows Weekly 340 | TWiT.TV
Awesome - Win8.1 update 1 - I would think that would be free. Win8.1 is becoming more interesting to me again, since it seems, at least, like MS has a plan; and one that will help traditional desktop users!

Thanks FV, I'll check out the link this weekend
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It shouldn't take a year to add a Start menu, especially when they took it out to begin with.
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Re: Windows 8.2 Threshold is Coming!

Here's another video podcast with Paul Thurrott about putting the start button and being able to run metro apps on the normal desktop, the fist 8 or 9 minutes will talk about it!

What the Tech 192: The Triple Play | Podcasts content from Paul Thurrotts SuperSite for Windows
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Here's another video podcast with Paul Thurrott about putting the start button and being able to run metro apps on the normal desktop, the fist 8 or 9 minutes will talk about it!

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Yeah FVB, that was what I was trying to ask you about that you said you were doing, running Metro apps on the desktop.

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Yeah FVB, that was what I was trying to ask you about that you said you were doing, running Metro apps on the desktop.

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Sandog go to post 131 on this thread and it will explain how to use modern mix to do this!

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Sandog go to post 131 on this thread and it will explain how to use modern mix to do this!

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