We at 2K put out a review on Windows 8 a little while back. Overall it is a good operating system and a step in the right direction. Using it since beta, and migrating to the retail release has not really changed many things. Internet Explorer 10 seems to be the stopping point for business. It seems every business uses some sort of integral system that relies on a back end which is not supported by IE10. Compatibility view will only get you so far, depending on how old the application is that your company uses. With all of that being said, Windows 8.1 is right around the corner.
The release of Windows 8.1 will introduce many changes to the new Windows 8 operating system, including Microsoft’s signature Start button, new lifestyle and productivity apps, a file manager integrated into its cloud-based SkyDrive app, Internet Explorer 11, an updated security system and Windows Store 2.0, which features a better layout and allows users to have apps automatically updated. Windows 8.1 will also release with a much-improved snap view feature, which allows users to see multiple apps on the screen at once.
With a release date set before the one year anniversary of Windows 8, it seems that Microsoft is ready to admit some of those smaller faults with their OS and listen to the people to help repair those holes. Using Windows 8.1 seems more natural. It keeps the future that Microsoft wants with Windows 8, but also gives back some of the native user experience that everyone has been used to for so long. If their releases show anything, it is the tick-tock. They usually hit strong on the tock, and Windows 8.1 is just that. We will wait and see, but only time will tell once it releases.
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