Originally published on Monday, August 05, 2013
Introducing Windows 8.1 Whether you loved the new Windows 8 or not, later this year, there will be a release of the new Windows 8.1, attempting to not only provide bug fixes and patches, but also to regain some popularity with the Windows 8 operating system. One of the biggest complaints that came with the new Windows 8 was the Start Screen. The use of the application “tiles” left many users unhappy with the new layout, as it differed greatly from the other versions. Windows 8.1 attempts to organize these tiles better by sizing them differently and incorporating better navigation tools. It also gives users a chance to avoid the Start Screen altogether, plus it will give everyone the option to use a “start button” as most people are already accustomed to. Another common complaint that Windows 8 users have had is the lack of third party apps, along with Microsoft apps that seem underdeveloped. It is speculated that these have improved, while new third party apps are slowing coming in. It is rumored that some of these include Foursquare, OpenTable, Rockmelt and Rhapsody with Facebook and Flipboard on the way (source). Click here to read more about the new Windows 8.1 and to learn more about the new layout and new features.