The tech world is sitting tight waiting for Microsoft to release the finalized version of Windows 8.1 operating system. This is a compensation package for majorly criticized Windows 8. As it is just a week away to hit the marketplace, let us share some brief views about it.
After the mandate of the majority of Windows operators, Microsoft has decided to revitalize the Start button onto the Taskbar. Rumors are that the button is just a hand full of peanuts and does not have its standardized layout. Well, it could only be ascertained on its release date.
The recently marketed preview version of Windows 8.1 was open to the general public. Just like its prior form, it was also condemned by majority of affiliates. That was the time; Microsoft undertook some serious workarounds in the release version. According to the officials, the exact day of publicizing this merchandise is October 18, 2013. However, the released version has already been made available to the MSDN and TechNet subscribers, lucky those.
These are not the only concerns of the public looking forward for 8.1. Many assumptions made on the prices and upgrade paths are now spelled out by the authorities. Following are the broadcasted details.
Consumers that paid dollars to contribute for Windows 8, generally have the sympathies of every one. To reimburse these loyal parties, Microsoft has announced a free upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1. Other than these lucky people, every subscriber will have to pay the prices. Non-officially declared charges for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro are $119.99 and $199.99, respectively. Let us hope that the subject packages are worth of these prices. Although, it is free to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1, but this will not be the case while upgrading from 8.1 to 8.1 Pro. It will expectedly cost $99.99 of fee.
Users already having Windows 8 can upgrade to 8.1 in the most convenient way. It would just take a flick to update free from Windows Store. Those having Windows 7 on their machines can move to the advanced by sacrificing the installed third party programs and applications, but not their documents and files. However, there is no set subsidy for Windows XP or Vista users. They will have to perform a clean and fresh install. So, just backup your data and stick to the markets for this new experience.
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