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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RE[2]: Missed opportunity...
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 14th May 2013 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Missed opportunity..."
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Hey, I thought it was pretty funny actually...

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Really. TBH I would have found it bloody hilarious if they charged another €30 euros again for the upgrade just to see everyone foaming at their mouths. When MacOSX has a similarly short release cycle these days and charges a similar amount but makes the expensive hardware obsolete that is still working perfectly fine and capable of running the OS.

Just saying.

Edited 2013-05-14 18:44 UTC

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RE[4]: Missed opportunity...
by Kochise on Tue 14th May 2013 20:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Missed opportunity..."
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Just not the same hype and targeted audience. Btw Apple's update have more of an upgrade, with added functionalities, not "just" a compilation of security fixes/patches/UImod to restore usable behaviors after badly anticipated users' anger.

Keep in mind that if Windows 7 machines were still sold, they would surely outnumber Windows 8's.

Kochise

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