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

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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.

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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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realneil replied on Tue, May 14 2013 7:52 PM

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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KDaniels replied on Wed, May 15 2013 8:29 AM

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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Clixxer replied on Wed, May 15 2013 2:57 PM

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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