If you purchased a new PC with Windows 8 pre-installed or upgraded an existing computer to Windows 8 from a previous version, chances are you are unhappy with Microsoft’s new operating system. Well, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and the end of the tunnel is rapidly approaching.
I wrote a post a while back explaining how Windows 8.1 would eventually be released as a free upgrade to make Windows 8 work more like Windows 7. Thankfully, we now know when “eventually” will be.
Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8.1 will be released on October 18. And even though the “preview” version has been available for a while now, the guys and gals in Redmond promise that even early adopters (i.e. beta testers) will discover a few surprises when they install the official release version of 8.1.
As far as I’m concerned, I could care less about any new bells and whistles. I just want to see Windows return to more or less the same familiar look and feel that we have all become accustomed to over the years. And by many accounts, installing Windows 8.1 will at least partially succeed at that goal. As is often said, time will tell.