Normally, we wouldn’t mention this, but we know we have many readers who still access the Windows side of the world on their Macs via Boot Camp, VMWare Fusion, and Parallels, so… Microsoft has officially announced the release date of Windows 8.1, the FREE fix for the much maligned Windows 8. The “upgrade” will be available digitally on October 17th, with physical copies available in stores on the 18th.
The update rollout begins October 18 at midnight New Zealand time, which means 4AM PT on October 17 if you’re operating on clocks located in our neck of the woods, but boxed copies and new devices only arrive the next day. That means Windows 8 users get an advantage of a few whole hours to play around with the new software!
What changes will you see after installing Windows 8.1? Well, the user experience is in for a bit of a change, with the addition of a Start button, that’s not really a Start button, the ability to go “old school” and boot to a desktop, ala every freaking version of Windows previously, and for you 3D printer fans, the OS will include native 3D printer support.
Well, I don’t know about you, but my heart is just all a flutter. Maybe I should get that looked at?