Windows 8.1 inches closer to release
There’s no use twiddling your thumbs, biting
your fingernails, or engaging in other habits
you might have while anxiously waiting for a
product release. Yes, Windows 8.1 is
coming, but you probably won’t see the final
version before the end of summer, so go ahead and
venture outside to catch some sunshine. According
to Windows Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tami
Reller, Microsoft will finalize Windows 8.1 in August,
at which time it will be made available to PC makers.
Reller revealed the time frame while speaking at
Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC),
The Verge reports. It’s not clear when end users will
be able to download the Windows 8.1 update, though
with PC makers getting first dibs by the end of
August, machines running the newest version of
Windows will likely be available to purchase in time
for the holiday shopping season.
One of the big features being introduced in Windows
8.1 is the return of the Start button, though the
Start menu won’t be tagging along. It will also bring
about more tile sizes, better multitasking support,
Internet Explorer 11, tethering support, and more.
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