Blogging Windows Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 by Brandon LeBlanc
I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. So mark your calendars!
Will this change your mind about Windows 8.1 and it's future?
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When it boots up the the Start Screen (Metro) just click the Desktop tile or the Windows key on the keyboard and you are back to the regular desktop. Want quick access to the common system links such as Control Panel, etc. from the desktop? Easy! Just move the pointer to the lower left corner and right click.
I got 99 problems but Windows 8 ain't one.
Couldn't agree more.
At home I'm only using it on my game machine (other machine is running openSUSE), where I'll be sticking with Win 7 until I need to switch or until they create something that's not counter-intuitive.