Windows 8.1 set for Oct 18 release: Microsoft
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - A tweaked version of Microsoft's Windows operating system which restores the "Start" button missed by users and updates other features will be available on October 18, the company said on Wednesday.
Windows 8.1 will be offered as a free download to those already using Windows 8, and comes in response to a lukewarm reception to the operating system introduced last year aimed at serving both mobile devices and PCs.
A full retail version of Windows 8.1 will also be available on the same date.
"I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1," said a blog posting from Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc.