Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales.
The tune up announced on Tuesday won't be released to consumers and businesses until later this year.
The changes, part of a software package given the codename "Blue", are a tacit acknowledgment of the shortcomings in Windows 8, a radical overhaul of Microsoft Corp.'s ubiquitous operating system.
With the makeover it released last October, Microsoft hoped to play a more prominent role in the growing mobile device market while still maintaining its dominance in PCs.