This strange propaganda is getting really old. A couple weeks ago the internet was full of wild alarmist articles titled "Microsoft abandons Windows 8.1" all because Microsoft said there was now a prerequisite update to receive further updates. Why would Microsoft be "abandoning" anything if the end user is the one choosing not to update? Windows 8.1 is a disaster but not for reasons like this.
Too many people are getting borked computers upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1. They are losing two to three days productivity having to fix their computers. More and more reasons why Windows 8 was a disaster from start to finish. It will go down in annals as Microsoft's worst OS
Windows 8/8.1 is NOT a disaster it is in fact the best and I mean the best OS Microsoft has put out on many years. Much better than Windows XP ever was. And if people have not got the Windows 8.1 Update 1 then they should be banned from getting any future updates period. Microsoft should block those PC's from getting any updates to Microsoft Software completely until they install Update 1.
Upgrading from Windows 8.0 to 8.1 Update 1 gives me near zero benefit, I doubt I will see any changes since I use Start8, most if not all GUI changes has to do with "modern UI", which I never use. 8.1 has 3D printing support and a new security feature but it's not a big deal.
Waiting for them to update Explorer.exe to fully support file paths longer than 255 characters in length, and to also hopefully display correct units (EX: GB vs GiB, etc).
A leaner Task Manager, more verbose BSOD option (not a big deal), option to start installing Windows Updates as others are still being downloaded.
"Windows 8/8.1 is NOT a disaster it is in fact the best and I mean the best OS Microsoft has put out on many years"
Better get the marketing dept to file that next to the "Windows xxxx just got better!" slogan that appears while installing everything since win95. They can use it for every next failure: "Windows-12 is NOT a disaster ..."
May Patch Tuesday Comes ... unnngggggnnhh. Half my day's brainpower melted trying to process that incoherent sentence before reading the article.