Windows Blue Officially Windows 8.1, Coming As Free Update Via MS App Store - HotHardware
Windows Blue Officially Windows 8.1, Coming As Free Update Via MS App Store

Windows Blue Officially Windows 8.1, Coming As Free Update Via MS App Store

After much speculation and a slew of rumors surrounding the update to Windows 8, Microsoft's Tami Reller told Reuters that it’s official: the update, which had been codenamed “Windows Blue”, will be called “Windows 8.1”.

Windows 8.1 is coming later this year, with a preview coming at Microsoft’s BUILD conference in late June, and it will be available as a free update to Windows 8 and Windows RT via the app store.

Windows 8.1

Windows 8 has suffered through a fairly lackluster debut, with plenty of critics voicing their opinions, and even for those who do like the new OS, there’s little debate that Windows 8 could use a shot in the arm. What exactly Blue--er, Windows 8.1 will entail remains a mystery, we believe that if nothing else, Microsoft will bring back the Start button.
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Free update sounds good to me. Now, depending on the return of the start button, they may be back on track.

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Really good move if they bring back the old start bar. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the new start bar. I found it pleasant on tablet devices... Just not feeling it in the desktop environment.

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Im just happy its free. Ill be upgrading on my laptop to test it out and if I can get the start button/menu along with boot into desktop not metro ill switch over my desktop. Hopefully 8.1 will get developers to support windows 8 fully finally assuming it fixed the "issues".

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