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]: Comment by Wafflez
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 20th Oct 2013 22:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez"
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The new "Start button" is not the Start button they removed if it doesn't bring up the Start menu. And no, that full-screen touchscreen-based Metro launcher is not what I'm talking about. When Microsoft brings back the Start menu, then you can safely say that they are actually listening. Until then, they are being stubborn as they have always been, forcing change.

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RE[6]: Comment by Wafflez
by lucas_maximus on Mon 21st Oct 2013 20:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Wafflez"
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It works exactly the fucking same as the old start menu in Windows 7 if you use the keyboard.

One of these days I am going to post a video of my fingers on the keyboard to prove the point.

I use a Windows 7 PC for 8/9 hours a day at work. I use a Windows 8/8.1 PC at home. I do nothing different on the keyboard and they work exactly the same.

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