Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Mar 2014 00:12 UTC
Windows

Microsoft finalized its upcoming Windows 8.1 Update recently, but the company appears to be sharing it a little early today. While the software maker is expected to release the update officially in April, Microsoft has only detailed a few of the features in the update and has not yet provided an official release date. Links to download a final version of the Windows 8.1 Update, thanks to Microsoft’s Windows Update service, have been discovered. A series of patches are required to obtain the full update, but once installed the new desktop-friendly features are enabled.The update can be downloaded via a registry change, or through direct links, but we recommend waiting for Microsoft to officially release it through the normal Windows Update channels in April.

Don't try this on a production machine.

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Comment by ddc_
by ddc_ on Fri 7th Mar 2014 09:01 UTC
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I hope all of these new features are optional, ideally off by default for updated systems and (probably) on by default on new systems if Mictosoft is going to release this update as system images.

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