Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Windows 8.1 - A Free Upgrade For Windows 8

Microsoft had announced that the Public Preview of the upcoming Windows 8 update would be available for download by June. They had also revealed that their forthcoming update for Windows 8, called as Windows Blue, will be officially released as the Windows 8.1 update and will be free for the current users of Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft CFO Tami Reller, while speaking at the telecom conference in Boston, revealed that the Public Preview of Windows 8.1 would be made available for download from the Windows Store.

Details of the Windows 8.1 update have been filtering through for the previous months. Some of the earlier details pointed that Windows Blue is bringing incremental updates to the Windows OS as opposed to the old service packs for the Windows OS that could contain only a large set of updates and upgrades. The bad news for those users who do not like the new Metro User Interface of the Windows 8 operating system is that the Windows 8.1 update will not remove it, but may rather tweak it further. Leaks also suggest that the users will now be given more size options for the Live Tiles on the Start Screen and that the update will also bring with it Internet Explorer 11.

Other features that show up in the Windows 8.1 update are refreshed Fresh Paint app and a better and improved voice search with Bing. Amish Goyal, who is the Director of Windows at Microsoft India, said with the Windows Blue update, Microsoft was focusing on the comfort of traditional computer users and support for lower resolution displays. The former suggests that Microsoft could be looking at alleviating the concerns of the legacy Windows users who were very much unhappy about the absence of the Start button and the boot to desktop option in the Windows 8 operating system. The latter suggests that Microsoft is looking at tablets with 7 inch and more display size running Windows operating system.

All this information was obtained from the Omnitech support guides that were posted in the official Omnitech support website. Many people misinterpret Omnitech support website as Omni Tech Support scams. However, it should be noted that the Omni Tech Support scams are spread by competitor tech support firms and are not genuine.

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