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The rumors about an October release date for Windows 8.1 are true. Microsoft confirmed today that October 18th is the official launch of the highly anticipated operating system update. U.S. Windows 8 users may see the update a little early - the roll out will start at 12:00am in New Zealand, which is 4:00am in Redmond, Wash. The new Start screen in Windows 8.1. If you haven’t already, take a look at our preview of Windows 8.1. The update isn’t going to please everyone – particularly people who aren’t big fans of the new operating system. The tweaks are designed to make Windows... Read more...
The Start button in Windows has changed in form over the years, but we could always count on it to function as a convenient launch pad for all our programs, applications, and tasks. So what does Microsoft do now that we're all addicted to using the Start menu? It removes the item in Windows 8, of course, hoping to nudge users into sticking with the Metro Windows 8 UI -- boo! Don't worry if you're not as stoked as Microsoft about ditching the Start menu. It turns out you can have your cake (Windows 8 and all the speed improvements that come with it) and eat it, too. There are a handful of ways you... Read more...