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Windows 8.1 With Bing Limitations?

Here's how I understand Microsoft's 2014 Windows licensing changes: Windows 8.1 with Bing is free ("zero dollars") to PC/device makers that ship hardware with screens smaller than 9 inches. The changes would restrict the operating system to devices with 14-inch screens or less. All rights reserved.Newsletter|Contact Us|Privacy Statement|Terms of Use|Trademarks|Site Feedback Articles l l How to Get Windows 10's Creators Update Now What Is the Service Host Process (svchost.exe) and Why Are So Many Add Cancel × Insert code Language Apache AppleScript Awk BASH Batchfile C C++ C# CSS ERB HTML Java JavaScript Lua ObjectiveC PHP Perl Text Powershell Python R Ruby Sass Scala SQL Check This Out

Bing seems to recognize the carriers tracking numbers and shows the most relevant info instead. Remember me Or Log In Instantly: Connect with: Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Google Sign in with Twitter No account? Windows 7 Starter went away when Windows 8 was released, so Windows licensing fees on cheaper laptops went up. It's designed so computer manufacturers can offer cheap laptops like HP's forthcoming $200 Windows laptop.

so you can always create installation media 0 2 years ago Reply Jas00555 I tried yesterday on my HP Stream 7 and it wouldn't make one. Google suggests to search FedEx USPS it whatever. Thanks!

But for an upgrade. However, newly revealed OEM pricing documents show that Microsoft is currently offering those same OEMs a $10 "configuration discount" for Windows 8.1 with Bing, effectively making it free. All Rights Reserved tweet share Skip to main content Windows Central Forums Ask a Question New Posts Trending Discussions Windows Tablets & Laptops Windows 10 Lumia 950 XL Lumia 950 HP They can offer lower-end devices with a Microsoft Windows OS and not pay Microsoft for the license.

Those tablets also get the same $10 "configuration discount", which reduces the cost down to $15. Photos, and music, instead of opening in Windows media player and Windows photo viewer, open in the modern apps. 5. it's the apps, stupid!! Windows 8.1 with Bing for tablets larger than nine inches are priced at $25 for OEMs, according to documents published by Microsoft on its Partner Center site and revealed today by

and when it does, it takes million months to get out of beta. So far I have not been ableto find any limitations myself. Does this mean I can take my Android tablet and install Windows 8.1 on it? 0 2 years ago Reply BrainCylinder No 1 2 years ago Reply ArthJar No. 0 2 Get downloadable ebooks for free!

The Register claims that "the bulk of sales of Windows with Bing [laptops] were 15 inch, some 80 per cent to be exact, according to distributor data collated by Context." (And While 10$ would have been nice, it's no biggie. Windows 8.1 with Bing is generally only found on lower-end devices such as <$250 MSRP systems and those with <9 inch screens. Do you have any idea how often it is that PC manufacturers enter into these deals with search providers - in other words, is it common that a PC comes with

It also offers a one-year subscription to Office 365. The report says: Senior sources at PC makers told us Microsoft is restricting use to 14-inch screen sizes and below, with a slight price rise in the low percentage point range Why would being able to go from the desktop back to Metro be a bad thing if you use both. Desktop) or Windows 8.1 RT.

But this is not what the Register reports. Is this a variant of Windows 8.1 Full (i.e. Microsoft's strategy might boost Windows 8.1 marketshare Back in July 2014, Strategy Analytics said that Android tablet market share had hit 70% in Q2, while iPad had slipped to 25%. http://themenage.com/windows-8-1/windows-8-1-with-bing-clean-install-on-dell-inspiron-i3531.html But to be clear, this isn't the free version of Windows that some were hoping for.

By doing it this way there is no question it was sold and discounted. If you want all of the fun domain joining, remote desktop target, BitLocker and other features of the higher-end editions, you will need a different OS. having used many Linux distros over years from time to time, I have realized how much superior and fine I feel Windows.

Login or register to post comments jeffhex on Mar 7, 2014 Any chance this will trickle down to be the OEM version people building cheap machines will purchase at MicroCenter and

Sure PDF reader is the default app in Win8, but what versions did you not have to download Adobe Reader anyway? I, personally in fact perfer a advertise enabled free/supper cheap version than a version that lock user out of some useful functionallty that hinder the experiance as a whole. But I can report now that Windows 8.1 with Bing is nothing more than the low-cost version of Windows that Microsoft will offer to hardware makers that sell PCs for less why do you even need to make it open source?

The company is not likely to reveal its pricing plans for the OS until sometime closer to its final launch date. Windows 8.1 with Bing is essentially Windows 8.1 except that it uses a different (and changeable) default search provider. Nobody in the press has linked to anything official. RELATED ARTICLEHow To Change the Default Search Engine in Windows 8's Internet Explorer 10 The good news here is that there's actually no difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 with

Will it be from 8.1 with bing os? 0 2 years ago Reply Jas00555 Yes. Why(or how) doesn't Bing work for this particular area of interest? 0 2 years ago Reply Scienceguy Labs I'm impressed with Microsoft's strategy to get more and more Windows tablets out Login or register to post comments Paul Thurrott on Mar 7, 2014 Yes, there is. I'm looking at the new Dell Inspiron Micro but it only comes with "Windows 8.1 with Bing 3.0" which is similar to Windows Starter.  I have a good use for a

Sorry to curse but come on Microsoft! It is an informative, but not very important article to most of us. The manufacturer can keep all the money from the device without paying Microsoft a cent. I won't pretend to have Paul's experience or insights, but in my 15+ years as a computer scientist (admittedly, only in the US) and probably 3-4 dozen brand new computers I've

End users can obviously switch to Google or another preferred search provider after purchase, but manufacturers must make Bing the default out of the box. Likewise, on the desktop, the Intel NUC, Zotac ZBOX and Gigabyte BRIX platforms are examples of low power, low cost devices that represent the desktop experience requirements of most users. Occasionally they'll even include a year-long subscription to Office 365. I ask because I can totally see PC makers saying "fine, we won't change your search engine", then taking the money, hiding IE and loading Chrome with Google and heaven knows

The modern and the desktop has very awkward feel.