Reading Time: 1 minute
Finally Windows 8.1 is released. Windows 8.1 was in beta version under the name Windows 8.1 preview which was released by June 26. According to Microsoft, from now on all Windows 8 PC’s released after Oct 17, 2013 should be with Windows 8.1.
Microsoft have lot of expectations on this new operating system. Windows 8, released on August 1, 2012 was supposedly a huge stepping stone for Microsoft into a growing market of tablet and touch screen devices. Apparently release of Windows 8 wasn’t received warmly by even the ardent Microsoft supporters. Some believe it was too early for the new OS especially after the hugely popular Windows 7, while others are not completely impressed with the new user interface.
According to Microsoft, they have incorporated lot of features after carefully listening to user feedbacks. A notable change will be the return of Start button, some new features and performance enhancements for your hardware.
Windows 8.1 is a free update for all Windows 8 users. Windows 7 and all the other previous operating system need to buy the upgrade. All brand new PC’s will be shipped with 8.1 and not Windows 8.