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: Just in time...
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 17th Oct 2013 19:48 UTC in reply to "Just in time..."
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Too bad you need third-party tools to make something decent that was to be expected from the GUI in the first place.

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RE[2]: Just in time...
by moondevil on Fri 18th Oct 2013 08:12 in reply to "RE: Just in time..."
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Not really.

My parents bought a new PC two weeks ago, and moved from XP to Windows 8.

They feel right at home with the new interface, after learning what changed.

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RE[3]: Just in time...
by bnolsen on Fri 18th Oct 2013 19:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Just in time..."
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My parents had the opposite reaction. They were totally confused by windows 8.

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