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: Eating humble pie...
by biffuz on Fri 18th Oct 2013 09:57 UTC in reply to "Eating humble pie..."
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This is something I noticed myself too. But watching people using it, I believe the problem lies in the apps, not on the system itself - in other words, they like to use the new paradigm because the apps designed for it are easier to use (for what they want to do) compared to the same app (to do the same thing) designed for the previous paradigm.

And they're cooler.

OS designers should learn from this and redesign the builtin apps, before redesigning paradigms. There's a chance for the overlapping windows paradigm to survive, but only if it learns the from the new.

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