Lol @ people "skipping the update" because it doesnt have much new/changed. Unless you've actually used it, stay silent. Those who have used it notice a lot of changes.
1. Power & search on start screen
2. Right click on tiles for desktop users
3. Minimize/close apps in the top right corner
4. Show Win8 apps on the taskbar
5. Desktop control panel link from PC Settings
6. Changes to the all apps view in Start
7. Show the taskbar while in Windows 8 apps using Winkey + T
There are plenty more under the hood changes as well like smaller system requirements, better memory management, etc. So, yeah. Go ahead and "skip" it, sheeple. The rest of us will move on with keeping our OS fast, reliable, and secure.
@BM: Check yaself. No one here is innocent of stealing anything, especially on the internet. Music, movies, TV shows, software, Windows, etc. Unless your slate is clean, don't throw stones.
I will wait for your update to Aero Glass for 8.1.1 like we all know you will do.
I have noticed all those changes and I don't care for any of them.
1. I have StartIsBack, don't need power on the start screen.
2. I hate this new implementation, I thought it was great just being able to right click on multiple pinned apps and then choose your action from the bar that appeared at the bottom, I can still do that by pressing space bar first but right click context menu is useless to me.
3. The new bar at the top just gets in the way, with the close threshold tweaks from Winaero http://winaero.com/c...omment.news.218 it was very easy and intuitive using the mouse to pull apps down to close or sideways to split screens.
4. Never something I wanted, I prefer to have them hidden to the left and out of sight when on the desktop, who wants those ugly icons on the taskbar, first thing I did after the update on my VM was disable it.
5. I have a context menu link to the control panel on the desktop already so don't need it.
6. I have StartIsBack which already does a better job of this and has been one of the included features since it first appeared.
7, The only thing that I am missing and not bothered one bit and could never see myself using anyway.
"There are plenty more under the hood changes as well like smaller system requirements, better memory management, etc."
I have a plenty powerful Rig with 16GB of RAM, unless your upgrading some old outdated XP machine then who gives a crap about some miniscule improvement in memory management.
So, yeah. I will Go ahead and "skip" it, the rest of you can move on with eating your MS diarrhea thinking your making your OS faster, more reliable, and secure.
As for "Unless you've actually used it, stay silent" everyone is entitled to their opinion and this is mine so live with it.