Windows 8.1 Released on October 18th


Are you a Windows 8 user that wants their start button back, along with more improvements to the OS? If you already have tried the Windows 8.1 preview, Microsoft has finally announced that Windows 8.1 will be officially released on October 18th worldwide. It will be a free update for current Windows 8 customers, and will be available on new devices after that date. With this new update comes a start button, Internet Explorer 11 powered by Bing search, and a few new built in apps – Food & Drink as well as Health & Fitness. You can read more about it on the official Microsoft blog.

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3 comments… add one
  • Julie Strietelmeier August 14, 2013, 12:20 pm

    Even better news for those who are interested in Windows 8.1. It’s actually available 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond / US).

  • Mikey Pizano August 14, 2013, 5:22 pm

    Too bad the start button will still launch Metro. I use Startmenu 8 personally.

  • Ian Lim August 15, 2013, 10:26 pm

    New Zealand +12, Australia +10 GMT. Sorry won’t be writing up a review at 12 am AEST :p

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