Microsoft has finally announced the release date of Windows 8.1. Don’t all click at once!
Starting at 12am, (New Zealand time) on October 18th, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 will be released. The update is free for all current Windows 8 customers and will be available through the usual retail channels or through the Windows Store.
The latest version of Microsoft’s OS features the return of the Start button, the ability to boot straight to the desktops, and a less jarring transition between desktop and Start Screen among other features.
Once Windows 8.1 has been released we’ll have a full review and see whether the changes make Windows 8 a better fit for schools.