Since the announcement of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has publicly stated that it plans on launching the updated operating system sometime around the end of August, but a recent report from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley suggests that we will not see an official release until the end of October.
"Unlike the case with Windows 8, however, I'm hearing scuttlebutt that Microsoft is not planning to make available the final Windows 8.1 bits to its MSDN or TechNet subscribers shortly after the release RTMs," wrote Foley. "In the case of Windows 8, Microsoft RTM'd on August 1 and made the RTM bits available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in mid-August, even though consumers couldn't get the final version until late October 2012."
She went on to say that even though the Windows 8.1 final release could hit OEMs before the official public release, Microsoft could holdback OEM launches until after its launch event. What do you think about Windows 8.1? Have any of you tried out the release candidates? Let us know in the comments!
Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST
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