Microsoft revealed their Windows 8.1 will be released on October 18, 2013. Windows 8.1 will be released at 12 a.m. in New Zealand for it’s global tour. Boxed discs, new hardware, and everything you need will be in stores by the 18th. The Windows 8 users will be able to download and install the 8.1 version for free via the Microsoft Windows Store.
With all the traffic Microsoft will be getting, they are going to increase their rates on the new PCs and tablets. Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 is available to be previewed as of June. The new version of Windows offers a Start button, that is not a Start menu. The button will allow you to return to the Start screen with a click, buttons are more fun than menus anyway, right? If you would like to get down to business and bypass the Start screen entirely, there is a Boot to Desktop option.
Start em upFor the users who want to use the Start screen, they will find a fun and easy way to customize and personalize the menu. There are special features like the All Apps screen and Search tools have been enhanced. There are many other built-in apps that have improved as well.
The new Windows 8.1 is designed for both PCs and touch-screen devices. Although, the new modern look of the UI may not be everyone’s favorite. It has been a hit-or miss with its dueling Modern desktop approach.
References:Windows 8.1 Preview
Windows 8.1 digital download will be released October 17, full retail launch October 18 – PCWorld
August 14, 2013
Microsoft: Windows 8.1 to roll out October 18 – C-Net
August 14, 2013
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