Windows 8.1 Release Date in October

A lot of discussions on Monday surrounding Windows and Microsoft were focused around when the Windows 8.1 RTM or final version would be released. A lot of blogs and discussions were ignited on Monday when more information came out and gives an upcoming timeframe that Windows fans will like.

The final answers didn’t come from Microsoft, but some of their partners and leaks gave more clues about the Windows 8.1 release. An expected late October release has been mentioned a lot by Windows blogs and partially by Microsoft, and it looks like that could be the true date.


Expected October Release

One of the major tidbits that came out on Monday, was from Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley. She went into a ton of details surrounding the Windows 8.1 expected dates. She generally has strong sources so anything coming from her and her Microsoft blog are generally solid sources. With that and other sources, the RTM version will be given to manufacturers later this month, giving them enough time to test and build products for October.

What Does Windows 8.1 Mean

With Windows users, the talks about Microsoft Windows 8.1 have been filling the Internet and many wonder should they wait to buy a new system with it already on it. The inclusion of multitasking improvements, smaller tiles, the enhanced Bing search tools, easier menu bars, and the return of the search button makes it very compelling. If you are in the market for a system, many experts advise to hold off until October.

Early Windows 8.1 Reviews

The Windows 8.1 Preview has been out for a couple months now in various formats, and the reviews have been very positive. It seems to have fixed a number of problems for users, and enhanced the Windows operating system greatly. Users welcomed the start button and the Bing Search engine enhancements have greatly improved the ability to search Windows, their SkyDrives, and Bing quicker and easier.

It’s pretty certain that Windows 8.1 will be released in October from Microsoft. This free update will have many Windows 8 users clicking the update buttons a few months from now, and should fix the many problems of Windows 8 on desktop, tablets, and notebook computers everywhere.

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