This article has a lot of opinions but few arguments or fact. I in fact agree with most changes in Update 1. In particular, taskbar everywhere is great for productivity: I can finally use Win 8.1...
It seems that they are making taskbar an integral part of both desktop and metro.
Google is now the Evil.
A metro version of Office is hugely important in making an compelling argument for the Windows 8 experience. I am starting to use OneNote as a light Word Processer now. It even supports equations...
Microsoft needs to have a basic Metro version of Office free on Windows 8.
The following is my list of Win 8.1 features based usefulness to me:
1. New Skydrive, I use it as my file manager every day
2. New Snap
3. Mature of the Metro apps.
110 Million is not a big number as there are 6 Windows 8 machines just in my household.
Seriously, I think 11.6 inch laptop with a touch screen and a real keyboard is the best in terms of...
Windows phone is in fact one of the notable innovations coming out of Microsoft in recent years. The metro interface stands out with colorful live tiles. Hope that better product wins.
A real PC needs a screen size at least 11.6 inch. Microsoft has to change the aspect ratio if it wants to continue 10.6 size.
A desktop-less Windows is workable at least. I am using 8.1 preview and I now use the new skydrive app as my file manager. I do not see desktop that much any more.