Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 17:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store." They really didn't have much of a choice, but good news anyway.
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Misleading title
by tomz on Tue 14th May 2013 21:40 UTC
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The "update" for the heavy DRM, break if you change the hard drive or mouse install will be "free", but not "free" like Debian, Fedora, or even (shudder) Ubuntu.

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