CNET News – Windows 8.1 Update gets back in touch with keyboard Updated on October 22, 2014 By Windows Guy 25 Comments cnet.co/QMFaEu At its Build developer conference, Microsoft backpedaled from the touch-screen emphasis of Windows 8 by showing off Windows 8.1 Update’… Video Rating: 4 / 5 More Demo Windows 8.1 Articles By Windows Guy 25 Comments Chris Raghunanan October 22, 2014 the START screen is so loud Tardisius October 22, 2014 Is that a target on his shirt or just a ‘zero’ =) ormand3000 October 22, 2014 “Keyboard and Mouse Users” and “Power Users” = Windows 7 Users, It’s been years now and Microsoft still can’t recognize or acknowledge what they have done to destroy the user experience. steverl22 October 22, 2014 Thanks for fixing your broken product. David Nyarwaya October 22, 2014 The demos are on iMacs ??? Martin Cooper October 22, 2014 So this is Microsoft admitting they messed up on Windows 8 and are finally giving their desktop users some functionality that should have been there since day 1? farnsworth3000 October 22, 2014 Only took you 3 years Microsoft. I’ll upgrade when the start buttons back. Souji October 22, 2014 i am buying my kids a mac~ theshinkuakuma October 22, 2014 The king is finally waking up. Apples beware. :) Jeff Kartokario October 22, 2014 Still looks like shid SuicideUZI October 22, 2014 pretty sad when they have to release an update to make a desktop OS more mouse/keyboard friendly Desu Gun October 22, 2014 They’re heading in the right direction, at least. gukonni October 22, 2014 I considered trolling by saying something like “I’m a software engineer and have been using Win 8 since it came out. Honestly, if you spend 5 minutes with a modern mobile you’ll get it. Win 8 is better than Win 7 and anything before it by miles. It’s more secure. More flexible. More friendly. More productive. More attractive. I couldn’t imagine doing my work without it. Even my 91 years young grandpa learned how to use it and his last system used 98. If you can’t or refuse to learn it, it’s your loss.” BUT honestly????? They should have known about this and had these features from the start. Moreso, I have access to a Win 8 system I USE ROUTINELY and I STILL don’t get why they did what they did. If I got a new system, I’d get Win 8, but I think their choice to throw out the Win 7 architecture in favor of something bold and new (Metro!) was misguided and ill-advised. All they really needed to do was add a start menu from the beginning and CLEARLY delineate the desktop from Metro (read: Apps), with the touch-screen features being an option, not a forced feature. For that matter, I think the start menu could be improved. I think Metro was the wrong way to do it, but there’s some merit to the idea. Gabe Tinge October 22, 2014 I don’t use windows 8 much because its not on my main computer, but I’m sooooo happy about these updates! Jonty Gamao October 22, 2014 I don’t know what everyone’s complaining about but I think Microsoft just made Windows 8 better. Just so you know, I hated Windows 8 from the very beginning. God Exists October 22, 2014 windows 8 is not nice at all. its weird. ziko mic October 22, 2014 Finnaly widows you realized. If we want mobile we will go to ios and android and Windows is meant for PC Marcel Crolla October 22, 2014 Wow amazing -.- how about get it right for pc users and make another for tablet touch laptops Ben Stepansky October 22, 2014 first! PT111111 October 22, 2014 You mean… MS finally realised that it’s retarded to make desktop users with keyboard and mouse do gestures like they’re using touchscreen? lol gvvvv2300 October 22, 2014 this dude looks stoned… TheNobleNibbler October 22, 2014 I don’t want that shit on my pc D13H4RD2L1V3 . October 22, 2014 Running the update now. Much better for M+K users. Antohrhy Aiodlkdf October 22, 2014 @david Nyarwaya I think your parents failed to raised you. Ron Lee October 22, 2014 If only windows could add multi touch gestures like those from the Mac. It would be awesome for laptop users. Comments are closed.