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 Xight on Fri 18th Oct 2013 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Eating humble pie..."
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There are many instances where the command line is faster but we don't see normal users navigating via a terminal because of it. People like intuitive and familiar at the same time. Gnome shell tried this stunt and it was largely unpopular, Windows tried it with 8 and... same result. I commend Microsoft for taking a leap as much as I detest them in all their aspects taking a bold step could of worked out huge, if only they hit the nail on the head ( Iphone UI )... instead of whatever 8 is/was.

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