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[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by terra on Thu 17th Oct 2013 21:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
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When it comes to 3rd party utils on Windows, how many of us have never installed Teracopy, or ProcessExplorer, or a Windows Explorer replacement, or any number of other 3rd party utils to enhance the OS? Hell, in Windows 7, I used to have to install DaemonTools (to mount native ISOs) and Ultramon (to get task bars on multiple monitors), but I don't need either of these two on Windows 8. I also don't need USB 3.0 drivers, and the built-in task manager is actually decent.

I have never heard of Teracopy. I have never used any Windows Explorer replacement. And if you just say "3rd party utils", hell, no OS supports every of your needs! Please do NOT generalize your view as if it is common.

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RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez
by WorknMan on Thu 17th Oct 2013 21:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez"
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hell, no OS supports every of your needs!

Right, that was kind of my point. Classic Shell is just a 3rd party util in a long list of 3rd party utils that a lot of power users install. And some of these same people are now acting all butt hurt that they have to install a 3rd party util, and some of them were even using it on Windows 7!

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RE[5]: Comment by Wafflez
by ze_jerkface on Fri 18th Oct 2013 05:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez"
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There was not widespread hatred for the changes in Windows 7 and the start menu did not puke your program files randomly into a god awful collage.

So no that isn't a valid point.

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