Just a thought in the Windows 8.1 free Upgrade

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    • #44645

      Do you think that we Windows Server 2012 users will receive something similar to Windows 8 users in which they will receive for free Windows 8.1. Because Windows Server 2012 shared same Kernel and the Modern UI.

    • #60701
      Anonymous

      Most likely.

    • #60702
      Anonymous

      yea server need it the most more then desktop users

    • #60703
      Anonymous

      I’m not so sure about that….

      The updates mostly concern the app-section of Windows 8, which is hardly needed for server OS anyway.
      The app-section just happens to be there in WinSrv 2012 because it derives from Windows 8….

    • #60704
      Anonymous

      It is a kernel upgrade, from 6.2 to 6.3, so I assume is more then something on the GUI and on apps. And it is very likely that the server OS will get the new kernel too.

    • #60705
      Anonymous

      @NoNameNeeded wrote:

      I’m not so sure about that….

      The updates mostly concern the app-section of Windows 8, which is hardly needed for server OS anyway.
      The app-section just happens to be there in WinSrv 2012 because it derives from Windows 8….

      win 8.1 should get the start btn
      server need it desperately

    • #60706
      Anonymous
    • #60707
      Anonymous

      @Lotusisrael wrote:

      http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/22/4252804/windows-rt-8-1-preview-windows-server-2012-r2

      Nice but on the comments they mentioned that Windows Server 2012 R2 could be a pay upgrade version. Windows Server 2008 R2 was a pay upgrade version of the Original Windows Server 2008.

    • #60708
      Anonymous

      mmmm… this may explain it 😀

    • #60709
      Anonymous

      I assume it will be free and Dreamspark at least and as 180 days trial, that can be extended legaly to 2 and half years, like WS 2012.

    • #60710
      Anonymous

      Yup 😎

    • #60711
      Anonymous

      @lotusisrael,

      are you saying that ws2k12 can be used in evaluation / trial mode for 30 months???

      if yes…how???

      1 more thing…it has been almost 2 years since the release of ws2k12…does ws2k12 have a service pack like windows 7???

    • #60712
      Anonymous

      Yes, it’s possible to extend the evaluation time.
      Here’s how:

      http://www.win2008workstation.com/extend-evaluation-period-to-240-days/

      And no, Windows Server 2012 just came out last year, it’s the server counterpart of Windows 8!

    • #60713
      Anonymous

      slmgr -rearm commnand can be used in Command Prompt that is Run as Administrator a few times. Each time resets the countdown to 180. If you use it on the last day, you can extend the use of your instalation, without activation, legaly, for more than 2 years.

    • #60714
      Anonymous

      @kommunikator wrote:

      @lotusisrael,

      are you saying that ws2k12 can be used in evaluation / trial mode for 30 months???

      if yes…how???

      1 more thing…it has been almost 2 years since the release of ws2k12…does ws2k12 have a service pack like windows 7???

      Server 2012 RTM’d in October 2012, which would be 8 months ago.

      One important factor you have to understand about the marketing design behind Windows 8 is that the traditional approach CAN BE THROWN OUT THE WINDOW.

      Take all of your views/perceptions about “service packs” and throw them away.

      In the past we have been used to yearly service pack upgrades, with a minor OS face lift every 2 years, followed by a major OS face lift every 4 years. The whole point of the 8.1 upgrade is to provide a consistent flow of yearly upgrades, while at the same time keeping the operating system compatible with future generation hardware.

    • #60715
      Anonymous

      @halladayrules wrote:

      One important factor you have to understand about the marketing design behind Windows 8 is that the traditional approach CAN BE THROWN OUT THE WINDOW.

      you just hit the nail on the head!!!

      >>>>thrown out of the ” window “<<<< what an irony 😆

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