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 reduz on Sat 19th Oct 2013 03:40 UTC in reply to "Just in time..."
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The new start menu is a little better in the sense it separates the main start screen from applications.

But as always with Microsoft, Agenda > Usability. If when I press the start button it went straight to the applications list, it would be fantastic. Yet to open applications you have to press start, then press the down arrow. Reaally stupid.

Plus, I can't get rid of the really annoying "Secure Boot Disabled" label. I know it's disabled, I did it myself to dual boot properly..

Other than that, it's just basically the same as Windows 8.

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RE[2]: Just in time...
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 19th Oct 2013 19:36 in reply to "RE: Just in time..."
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Right click on task app list the default for the menu.

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RE[3]: Just in time...
by reduz on Sun 20th Oct 2013 15:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Just in time..."
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Oh.. thanks! Too late though. After a reboot, Windows 8.1 stopped working (simply does not boot anymore) on my Sony Vaio. Not even sure how to fix it..

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