Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1 to manufacturers by late August

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1 to manufacturers by late August
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jul 8, 2013, 02:30 PM
 
Microsoft will be shipping the final version of Windows 8.1 to computer producers in late August, claims Windows CFO Tami Reller. The version heading to OEM partners comes after the software giant made its free Windows 8.1 Preview available to download and test, and in theory will allow for computers running Windows 8.1 to go on sale before the holiday season.

The Windows Blog advises that more information about how customers can get the Windows 8.1 update will be available "in the coming months," though an approximate release date was not revealed.

The free update includes a number of changes to the operating system, with the return of the Start button being a partial victory for those against the Metro style brought in with the operating system, though it will still load up the entire Start Screen instead of a smaller icon-filled box. The lock screen has more options available to users, snapping applications to part of the screen can be customized further than the dividing line currently used in Windows 8, and a number of new apps will be incorporated into the release.

The presentation held at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) demonstrated Windows 8.1 running on a range of devices, as well as the addition of Miracast to the OS. A Surface Pro tablet running OneNote effectively turned a network-connected TV into a whiteboard. The company also announced new distribution and reselling programs to provide incentives for sales of featured Windows 8 devices.
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2