I would be really shocked to not see Windows 9 as a free upgrade.
#1). Apple is now giving OSX updates away for free
#2). They need to overcome the negative publicity of Windows 8.
So many Windows 8 haters have never actually used it. There are things that I don't like, but they are easy to overcome. Overall, even at work, I prefer using Windows 8 on our laptops over Windows 7. I just use Classic Shell and ensure that no Windows Apps are the default preference for anything.
What do you base that on? Unless you mean in the general sense it is selling poorly, therefore people may be rejecting it without having used it much, if at all.So many Windows 8 haters have never actually used it
Strange idea. You might say the same about any product that fails.
I suppose I see the comments differently. They don't say that will not be doing the updates that would have been included in an "8.2" update, they are just not going to do them all at the same time.
This sort of fits into my thinking Microsoft is moving us toward a Pay as you Go OS.
When it's set up properly, Windows 8.1 is fantastic to use. I've converted haters to believers on all PCs.
Lol, and every client of mine that has Windows 8 can't stand it. In fact most of the doctors went Mac and the rest returned their Windows 8 pc's and laptops for a Windows 7 machines.
I guess they are all haters also.
Whatever. Windows 8 has been a massive failure and every day we here about more features of a Windows 8 being removed. Adios Charms Bar....
Marketing people should never have called it Windows 8 -- since it easily rhymes with "Windows you Simply HATE". Marketing needs to be done properly.
I will agree that Windows 8.1 update 1 addresses most of the real problems desktop users have with it - and like most things the biggest proponents against it are those WHO HAVE NEVER USED IT --however people tend to be negative about anything.
I Guarantee if I stood in the middle of La Grand -Place / Grote Markt in the centre of Brussels giving out free GENUINE 50 EURO notes there would be some people finding something to complain about !!!!
I used Windows XP for 12 years and went right to Windows 8.1 (and a new computer) so I don't know much about the problems of Win8. I do know that I like everything about Windows 8.1 compared to XP. I never used the start menu in XP so that made my transition experience enjoyable.