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Windows 8.1 Launch Today Leads to App Update Frenzy

The long-awaited Windows 8.1 update is to be made available today for those who've braved the tile-based madness of Microsoft's latest operating system. And, as is annoyingly customary with such things, it means practically every Microsoft-built Windows app will be getting an update. Read More >>

Leaked Windows 8.1 Screenshot: Oh, Hello, Start Button

Remember those rumours about the Start Button making its triumphant return in Windows 8.1? Well, seeing is believing, and thanks to Paul Thurrott, we've got a sneak peak at that little guy in all its glory. We missed you. Read More >>

Windows “Blue” Is Officially Called Windows 8.1 and It’ll Be Free

Microsoft just announced on a call with shareholders that the Windows Blue update will officially be called Windows 8.1, which will be a free update. It'll be available for both Windows 8 and Windows RT. Read More >>

FT: Microsoft Pulls Windows 8 U-Turn

The Financial Times is reporting that Microsoft plans to "reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8 operating system" when Windows Blue, a so-called iterative update, rolls out later this year. Read More >>

The Start Button Is Coming Back to Windows

If you've been pining for the Start button since Windows 8 arrived on the scene, perhaps some good news: sources who've spoken to the Verge claim that it will reappear in Windows 8.1. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Thinking About Giving You a Traditional Desktop With Start Button Back

Windows 8 is like Marmite. Some people love it, many, many people hate it. And while I personally quite like it, it certainly has its quirks, especially when you're using it without a touchscreen. It seems Microsoft might be backtracking a bit. Windows 8.1, aka 'Blue', might come with a Start button and could boot straight into the desktop, skirting the Start screen. Read More >>

Microsoft Might Be Rushing Out Its Windows 8 Sequel

Windows 8 is coming. But the next version of Windows might not be far behind. According to the super well respected Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft could release the next version of its OS within the next year—a turnaround time that would be pretty much unprecedented for Redmond: Read More >>