1. AskaLangly

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    ... and found out my 3DS is on 8.1. Hey! Just like my Windows! lol
    But seriously, I see that Gateway will support less than 9.3 eventually, starting with 9.2.
    I wonder when they'll support 8.1... I was playing Pokémon Emerald on my GCW Zero, and I was thinking about buying ORAS, but I like to edit my saves. OFTEN.
    Hell, the Gateway will bring back life to the 3DS, after noticing developer's tools. ;)
     
  2. ChrisRX

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    8.1 support is going to be included with the 9.2 update. They plan to release with support for 7.0-9.2
     
  3. Phantom_User

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    Soon, Any day now, Most likely before 2015, take your pick. Supposedely they already will support 7.0 out of the box.

    #w7masterrace
     
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  4. ChrisRX

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    From their site
    So the first version should include 7.0 support.
     
  5. Phantom_User

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    I dunno .. Seems pretty clear to me that they will.

    Edit: Ninja'd by ChrisRX
     
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    Yea, from what they wrote seems more reasonable that they will include more firmware version on release, not less.
     
  7. Foxi4

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    8.1 is infinitely better than 7 on all fronts and the new Gateway update may or may not work on your system depending on the exploit they use - patience is required, for now we only have make-believe promises and rumours.
     
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    I know, right? Once I updated my 3DS fw from 7 to 8.1, I never wanted to go back! :P
     
  9. thorasgar

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    While we are just killing time can a history buff explain what improvements were made in 8.1 or was it a joke?
     
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    This is what happened in 8.x according to Nintendo:

    Nope, not kidding.
     
  11. Foxi4

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    The 8.1 vs 7 bit refers to Windows, not 3DS firmware - I like how nobody picked up on that yet.
     
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    Oh goddamn it.

    I should've known better.

    *Leaves*

    Either way, heard 8.1 is pretty much.. The same as W7 performance-wise. It's task manager and copy-cut-paste system is much better than W7's.
     
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    It's not the same - it's better. Smaller memory and CPU footprint, among other advantages. :)
     
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  14. Vengenceonu

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    Finally someone is making sense in this thread. People are holding onto Windows 7 for dear life. Windows 8.1 is a better windows with an OPTIONAL metro screen but people can't see past that.
     
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    Agreed. i can say that Windows 8.1 has been less taxing on my compiter.

    Also I own a surface pro. It uses Windows 8.1 well. No problems here as long as you do your maintenance. XD
     
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    Windows 8.1 Master Race. lol

    Just booting and beginning to use it in mere seconds is worth it.
     
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    If only it didn't come with that horrible mobile/touch-screen oriented design... Just yuck...
    Just my 2 cents - I'll not derail this thread any further.
     
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    Just keep it in the normal desktop. That's what I do. I never use the new mode.
     
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    If the interface is so easy to use that you can operate it with your fingers, I'm pretty sure it can be operated with a mouse just as easily. The Start Menu is useless - it has been useless since they introduced the Search Bar. I don't know a single user who goes through the pain of looking for an app in the Start Menu, digging through tabs upon tabs, rather than just clicking on a shortcut or typing the app's name.
     
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    U can use the desktop interface. The metro UI isn't that bad...
    That is, only if u use it on a tablet PC XD.
    Otherwise, than yeah I get it. But get past it and it isn't that bad XD

    It's called, Fear of change. I learned how to use the Metro UI and I find it just as efficient. Perhaps even more XD
     
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