As Windows is updated, the latest versions from Microsoft constantly evolve, and with that, they get more and more features people want. With news leaking about the Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview released on Wednesday, fans might be getting a ton of new stuff as early as April.
The Update 1 build pictures were leaked across a number of sites on Wednesday, and highlight what Microsoft is changing about Windows 8.1, and its future. Subtle changes to the desktop, with Metro apps, and incorporating features of third-party utilities will make this a must download.
What’s Inside The Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview?
The immediate highlights of the Update 1 build include the ability for users to pin Metro apps to the desktop toolbar, which will be a huge plus for users. Users currently have to use third-party utilities like Stardock’s ModernMix for this, and should please those who want to incorporate the Metro and Desktop worlds together.
Metro apps are also going to include a close box, which will again please many users. Desktop applications have the ability to close them in the close box option, so now the Metro ones will too. Users will also according to news rumored on Wednesday to have new mouse gestures with the desktop and Metro apps.
Updates To Windows 8.1 Doesn’t Mean Windows 9 Alike
With the news circulating across the tech world about the latest updates to Windows 8.1 that will allegedly come out in April, that doesn’t mean it will look like Windows 9. The “Threshold” release of Windows 9 is aimed to be a new direction for Windows, and while this Windows 8.1 update will please current users, the pathway to Windows 9 will be a truly different one.
I truly think that Microsoft is essentially patching Windows 8.1 for its current users, and giving them something to use until Windows 9 comes out next year. Current users aren’t happy with the desktop versus Metro world, and shouldn’t have to use third-party apps to give them a better Windows experience. In April, things could change and hopefully give users a better Windows 8.1 world.
This news about Windows 8.1 update 1 is great, and should please current users. Hopefully it will lessen their woes, and buy their time until Windows 9 next year.