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    Default Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 (a.k.a "Blue") will be free

    It's official: The Windows Blue update will be dubbed Windows 8.1, it'll be available for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices alike, and it will cost you the low, low price of zip, nada, zilch.

    Interestingly, the free Windows 8.1 update will be available through the Windows Store, not the usual Windows Update method.
    "Windows 8.1 ... continues the journey we first began with Windows 8 last fall," the confirmatory Windows Blog post commented this morning. "Windows 8.1 will help us to deliver the next generation of PCs and tablets with our OEM partners and to deliver the experiences customers—both consumers and businesses alike—need and will just expect moving forward."

    What's that mean? Early leaks of Windows 8.1 gave us some tantalizing glimpses into the future, while we have some strong suggestions and logical guesses (hello again, desktop!) of our own.


    A new half-screen Snap feature was just one of many helpful tweaks in leaked versions of Windows Blue.

    Windows 8.1 gives Microsoft an unprecedented (for Windows) and crucial opportunity to quickly correct some of the most glaring missteps present in its new-look operating system. Comments from company representatives seem to suggest that Microsoft is truly paying attention to customer feedback and metrics as it develops Windows 8.1—here's hoping Microsoft doesn't fumble the opportunity. The very fates of the PC and Microsoft's mobile ambitions alike may be hinging on this critical course recalculation.

    Will Microsoft get it right? The Windows Blue leaks suggest the company is on the right track, but we'll know for sure before long.

    Speaking at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Windows co-honcho Tami Reller nailed down a concrete ship date for the developer preview. Prepare to start feeling Blue in just over a month, on June 26.

    Split-screen Snap and a returned Start button, here we (hopefully) come. Just don't expect the price of future Windows upgrades to be so generous.

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    Yeayyy..... But no aero
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    If I use a fake Windows 8, can I still get a original Windows 8.1 with upadates and MSE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammi View Post
    If I use a fake Windows 8, can I still get a original Windows 8.1 with upadates and MSE?
    Nothing is fake, everything is permitted (as long as there are activators )

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    Microsoft Reinventing Search with Windows 8.1

    Microsoft yesterday unveiled the details of its next Windows operating system, confirming that it would also release a totally new search experience powered by Bing.

    Basically, the company has tried to bring together the online and the offline worlds, so the new built-in search option will allow users to look for information virtually everywhere.

    For example, it will support local folders, apps, PC settings and features, SkyDrive account, mail accounts, and even the web, displaying results right on the Start Screen.

    What’s more, the new search option will provide suggestions as you type, making it easier for consumers using touch-capable devices to perform a search.

    “Windows 8.1 takes an even bigger step – with its new search experience, you can find your own personal stuff as well as content from the open web and the creativity of the millions of authors and developers. Modern search needs to be complete and help you find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your PC, in your top apps, or on the web,” Derrick Connell, corporate vice president, Bing, said in a blog post.

    “As you type, you will see suggestions about what you might be looking for and a quick tap on any of the suggestions will expose you to a whole new way to use Windows. Regardless of where something lives and what it is – a document on your PC, your photo album in the cloud, an app, a website, a program – with just a tap, you can play, view, launch, browse, and more. Modern search isn’t just about finding information. It’s about using your PC to do the things you love,” he continued.

    Windows 8.1 is set to go live on June 26 in preview form at the BUILD developer conference, while the stable version is slated to be unveiled sometime later this year.

    For an in-depth description of the changes to be brought by Windows 8.1, check out this link.

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    "First of all, Microsoft has significantly improved the personalization side of the operating system. From now on, users can quickly turn their Windows 8 tablets, such as Microsoft’s very own Surface RT or Pro, into a full-featured picture frame by setting up the lock screen to display a slide show of pictures."

    That sounds like a very smart use of a $1000 ultrabook killer. Someone please buy me one. It's only a photo frame, not asking for much.

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    Windows 8.1 Build 9405 Leaked, No Start Button Included



    Screenshots of Windows 8.1 Build 9415 have leaked onto the web today, showing off some of the new features we can expect to see in the Windows 8.1 Preview in late June. Build 9415 doesn't include a Start Button on the taskbar, however the Start "tip" has been replaced with the official Windows 8 logo, seen in the recent official screenshots from Microsoft.



    Build 9415 was sent out to selected partners for testing. The build has a build string of 9415.0.130525-0845 which means the build was compiled on the 25th of May 2013.

    From the screenshots, we can confirm that Windows 8.1 will colour desktop application tiles on the desktop, much like it does with Metro apps. This will make the Start Screen a lot more colourful for desktop users.
    Of course, as these screenshots come from a 3rd party, unofficial source, we ask you to look at them with salt. They could be fake.

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