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Windows 8.1 sent to OEMs for testing

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#1 Chachazz


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:30 AM

Windows 8.1 build 9477 reportedly in the hand of OEMs ahead of RTM

Win8China is reporting that build 9477 has been sent off to the OEMs for testing and that the platform has reportedly entered the escrow stage, which means that features are now locked down. Provided the above is true, Microsoft is in full-swing to hit its deadline of reaching RTM in August.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

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Windows 8.1 review: The great compromise
Brad Chacos
Sep 11, 2013 3:30 AM

Microsoft is poised to release Windows 8.1, a deep and crucial revamping of the Windows 8 ideal. The code is final (though Microsoft reserves the right to tweak it further), and the time for speculation is over. Does Windows 8.1 atone for Windows 8’s sins? Yes and no, and that answer is utterly appropriate. More than being just another update, Windows 8.1 is a lesson in true compromise—for Microsoft, and for us.