Featured Articles

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 07:51

Windows 8.1 will be free through Windows Store

Written by Peter Scott



Is Redmond finally starting to get it?

Windows Blue will be dubbed Windows 8.1 and it will be available for free through Microsoft’s Windows Store rather than Windows Updates.

Microsoft finally confirmed the name of the update and distribution method, which seems to indicate that Microsoft is finally starting to get it. Consumers have been spoiled by Android and iOS toys and their seamless and free OTA updates, hence Microsoft’s change of heart is hardly surprising. Of course, some Android fans might say that they haven’t had much luck with updates, but they have only themselves to blame for buying non-Nexus gear.

So what will Windows 8.1 bring to the table? Punters believe desktop mode is coming back and the update should also feature numerous UI tweaks and other improvements. Nothing is official yet and we can only guess, but it seems to be a bit more tablet friendly than Windows 8, while at the same time addressing come concerns raised by desktop traditionalists.

We should know more next month, as Redmond is poised to demonstrate Windows 8.1 on June 26. It is starting to look like Windows 8 done right, but the update probably won’t have much of an effect on PC sales.

Peter Scott

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments