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    Default Everything you need to know about Windows Blue

    Windows blue is coming soon. What you have known about Windows blue? Here I am listing everything that you need to know about Windows blue.

    Windows Blue: What is it?

    Windows Blue is a new version of the Windows 8 operating system which Microsoft is working on. Instead of releasing service packs, Microsoft will issue new versions of the OS much like Apple does with OS X.

    The firm already does a similar thing with Windows Phone, for example, 7.5 'Mango' and 8 'Apollo'.

    Tammi Reller, head of marketing and finance for the Windows, said: "It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem. It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play."

    Windows Blue: Release date

    Microsoft hasn't given a specific date for Windows Blue but has said it will arrive this year.

    A Windows Blue public preview launch on 26 June - the same day as Microsoft's Build conference starts where it will no doubt give more details on the software.

    Windows Blue: Will it be called Windows Blue?

    Windows Blue is the codename for the new version of Windows 8 so it will get a different name when it is released. Microsoft has confirmed it will be called Windows 8.1, as expected.

    Windows Blue: What features will it bring?

    There are a few other features which are expected to arrive with Windows Blue, according to screenshots published on the Winforum. These include a 50/50 split for the multi-tasking Snap Views function and the inclusion of Internet Explorer 11.

    Windows Blue Snap Views

    Other smaller changes include new tile sizes for the Modern UI Start Screen and a new Personalize menu for quickly changing colours schemes and backgrounds (shown at the top of the page).

    It's not shown in the screenshots, but there is talk that Microsoft will bring back the Start button and therefore Start Menu with Windows Blue. Rumour has is that it will be a repeat of the existing Charms Bar.

    Another rumour is that users will be able to boot straight to the desktop rather than the Start Screen. This is not currently possible in Windows 8.

    SkyDrive integration will also be pushed further with the option to auto-upload photographs and additional backup options.

    Windows Blue: Price

    Microsoft has announced that the Windows 8.1 update will be available for free via the Windows Store.

    Last edited by threeone; 05-28-2013 at 02:04 AM.

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    Default Re: Everything you need to know about Windows Blue

    I cant see the utility of cloud computing and the uploads to skydrive takes ages even for a couple of pictures.

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    Default Re: Everything you need to know about Windows Blue

    I know...try downloading an ISO from one...if you're not using cable broadband with at least 30 megs or better, or if you're lucky enough to have fiberoptics in your area, then it takes over an hour to download a 5-7 gig ISO file...crap....

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    Default Re: Everything you need to know about Windows Blue

    Yes, when SkyDrive was starting to be pushed, somewhere around the time of the Hotmail to Outlook change, for kicks, I uploaded the contents of nearly 3GB of photos from a SD card. Not that I had to, as I have backups, but wanted another backup away from here. Plus, it does allow one immediate access to what's there, provided one has access to a computer.

    Thing was, I began uploading right before I went to bed & it wasn't quite finished when I awoke the next morning. That's quite some time for what wasn't quite 3GB of data, though I don't have the fastest ISP speed available. But for the most part, I've found that 15 MB down/1 MB up is plenty good for my use. I downloaded Windows 8.1 x64 in about 45 minutes, using the Down Them All d/l manager in Firefox.

    These ISP's needs to make the upload at least half as fast as the download, no wonder online backup is free to many users.


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