Full and finally an official release of Windows 8.1. Now users of Windows 8 will receive a free upgrade their system to Windows 8.1 . The corresponding update will be available in the download centre Windows (after installing Windows 8.1 update will appear in the Windows Store). The rest of the possibility of purchasing the new operating system Microsoft, and the first PCs with pre-installed, you will see tomorrow.
Recall that the "base" Windows 8.1 will cost $ 120, Windows 8.1 Pro - $ 200. In addition, the holders of copies of the basic Windows 8.1 will be able to buy a package of updates to Pro-version for $ 100.
Upgrade to Windows 8.1 in the usual way (for money) will only owners of Windows 7. Owners of computers with Windows XP and
Vista to upgrade to the new Windows will not be able,
even though the year before they had the chance (Although with some
reservations). The transition to the new owners of Windows PC with Windows 7
and will not be smooth - they will need to reinstall all programs, as well as
Along with the update to the "classic" interface of the OS back button "Start", but it does not have the habit of past versions of Windows functionality, and allows you to go to the tiled screen "Start" and get access to some of the menu (for example, the control panel).
In addition, Windows 8.1 has received a new browser Internet Explorer 11 with a mode of reading, pre client Skype, in as better support for SkyDrive, direct-saving information in the "cloud" service. The search is now made not only on the local disks, but at the same time in SkyDrive, the Internet, etc.
Improved personalization. You can choose the home screen by default (tiles or classic), users can also personalize the screen more seriously "Start", organized work easier with the "tiles".