Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Oct 2013 13:33 UTC

Less than a year ago we were preparing to launch Windows 8, which introduced our vision of highly personalized mobile computing. And here we are today announcing the global availability of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving the product to create a richer customer experience. We are excited to have customers start updating their devices today and getting to experience new Windows devices this holiday season.

Out now for free for everyone with Windows 8.

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RE[5]: Comment by Wafflez
by ssokolow on Thu 17th Oct 2013 19:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez"
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In some ways, it is. I mean, it still gets new features, but some stuff they're afraid might confuse grandma gets ripped out. USB OTG support? Not anymore ;) It's the war on power users. Although as with most things, you can still hack it back in.

*nod* One of the reasons I've never used GNOME.

(It probably also contributes to my avoidance of Xfce but, since LXDE is comfortable and I'd need to install PCManFM anyway to get tabbed file browsing, why bother mixing in something heavier than I need?)

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