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]: Eating humble pie...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 17th Oct 2013 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Eating humble pie..."
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Than perhaps they have a massive amount of user testing that they conduct, or they have limited competitors.

There are far too many mini Steve Jobs that I've met and worked for that want to be geniuses in design or tech. They use stories from Jobs' career and think that anyone can do the same thing just by having a strong opinion. Apple, actually, designed parts of the mac interface based on extensive research into user design, incorporating things like fits law.

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RE[6]: Eating humble pie...
by lucas_maximus on Fri 18th Oct 2013 21:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Eating humble pie..."
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I met these types. Yeah they exist.

I don't think it happened here tbh. I think Windows 8 is very much like MacOS 10.0 ... lots of people hated the first verion of OSX.

I was pretty buzzed when I saw Windows 8 presentation and tbh despite some problems (due to my old hardware), it has been decent.

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