Windows 8.1

Posted On April 3, 2014 By In Design, Top Stories

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8.1 Updates


Windows 8.1After suffering widespread consumer backlash regarding the sudden change in the design of the new Windows 8, Microsoft has finally succumbed. Recently appointed CEO, Satya Nadella unveiled the updates at Microsoft’s Build Developer conference.

First impressions of the updates on Twitter seem mixed as highlighted by users:

Internet 11 will get some upgrades to increase support for its business applications.

Microsoft also reverts back to the traditional desktop default upon booting.

This was a mainstay of Windows over the years.

The functionality for the mouse has been improved to account for the large number of people who still use Windows 8 on the desktop.

These improvements follow a leak of the the Windows 8.1 update after Microsoft put it on an unsecure server.

The updates will start appearing from April 8th.

It is hoped that these tweaks in the design of Windows will resuscitate sales of the OS.

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