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 Kalessin on Fri 18th Oct 2013 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez"
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If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.

Yeah, well it's one thing to give people a car instead of a faster horse. It's quite another to give them a lame pony.

Trying to give the customer something better than what they asked for is all well and good, but you have to actually give them something better. And Windows 8 is not it. Putting a tablet UI on a desktop is just plain a horrible idea, and Windows 8.1 doesn't fix that. The two paradigms are just too different.

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