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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Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 14th May 2013 17:52 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Thank god that they're not charging for this update, because the ensuing OSNews article would've truly had fireworks.

Lets put aside Windows 8 hate for a second. The fact that Windows, Windows is finally moving to a yearly release schedule is an impressive logistical feat (for Microsoft, yes others have much more rapid cycles). Some people here hate Sinofsky, but you gotta give the man credit, he turned the WinDiv around after Vista. I didn't envy his position in 2006.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th May 2013 18:06 in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Thank god that they're not charging for this update, because the ensuing OSNews article would've truly had fireworks.


It would be funny if they just asked for a £1 / $1 and see what some on here would say.

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