Windows 8.1 update 2 revised.

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  1. kemical

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    Microsoft have announced that Windows 8.1 Update 2 will now be released as smaller updates:
    The full blog is here:
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    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2014/08/05/august-updates-for-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2/
     
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    The titles for these update packs has been really ridiculous. Long term customers will just know these as service packs, from before they turned into just security roll-ups. Also, what is the significance of augmenting Windows 8 to call it Windows 8.1, and then release "Wnidows 8.1 Update" and "Windows 8.1 Update 2". Clearly these are marketing terms, but I have never seen them used anywhere in the "Microsoft ecosystem". I do not see any retail PC, for instance, that says "Windows 8.1" on it, and as we know, this is hardly a real version increment. They might as well just call it Windows 8 SP1. It is unfortunate things have gotten into marketing speak. Maybe they will start using letters again soon.
     
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    I think that maybe the reason we are seeing some odd terminology is down to the changing of the guard. Steve Balmer's tenure is over and much of his work or vision is being changed back to earlier ideas. Perhaps once this period is over things will settle down to the more usual naming regime we are accustomed to?
     
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    I don't use any new Windows until make sure least issues come from it, as i still use Win7 so far and didn't touch Win8.1 as a lot of issues i see there and as my Laptop is having a screen touch so whenever i see it become more stable. I will buy the Win8.1 updates as wish Microsoft apply CD with Win8 with all recent updates as just a way to save us money and peace of mind for keep updating whenever we get online when install the Win8.1 updated version. By the way , as i heard Win8.1 can be installed from flash memory and can even take all of the file system and make it work on any machine. I wonder as a virtual machine program is what can make any OS. Is it true or what?. What is the whole talking about a new OS from Microsoft as just saw on Facebook that they will release a new one and it has been like two years almost while they had the Win8.1. I hope they slow down as in the last few years they made two OS as Win7/Win8 after in no time and hope they try to make all of the drivers update easily and don't see an error of find no system update available from Microsoft. Sorry for writing much but as i am a person who take it slow and don't rush into using a new OS for knowing it have security gapes more then old OS and still odd to keep things stable most of the time when use a new OS like Win8.1.
     

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