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    Report: Windows 8.1 Update 1 to be released April 8th...


    Report: Windows 8.1 Update 1 to be released April 8th; MSDN gets it April 2nd

    A new claim from noted Microsoft reporter Paul Thurrott states, via unnamed sources, that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be made available to download April 8th for the general public. However, MSDN subscribers will still get access to the final build ahead of that date, although not as early as usual.

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 will hit MSDN on April 2, Windows Update on April 8
    — Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) February 27, 2014

    According to a message on his Twitter account, Thurrott says that MSDN users will be able to access Update 1 on April 2nd, less than a week before the final build will be launched. Usually, MSDN subscribers can get new Windows builds several weeks ahead of their general availability date.
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    Same day as they remove support for XP. Is that a coincident?
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    Well spotted

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    ...more attempts at rearranging chairs on the deck? But no problem, like the Titanic, MS is surely too big to ever fail.
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    Thanks for posting, Bill.

    Update 1? What ever happened to SP1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    ...more attempts at rearranging chairs on the deck? But no problem, like the Titanic, MS is surely too big to ever fail.

    What would be your strategy? Make Windows 7.5 with no touch? If we were stuck on a desktop OS in 2014, MS would be nowhere right now. They wouldn't have sold nearly 200 mil licenses of 7.5. They wouldn't have OEM's producing all the awesome Bay Trail tabs coming into play right now. They would simply be MS stuck in 2009. Just like Apple, nothing is happening.

    People like to complain that they have more options. I'd like to see what would have happened if NOTHING happened since W8. I'm sure most upset with their options would like this scenario. I sure as hell wouldn't.

    HELL NO! I'll take my Modern UI on my tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    ...more attempts at rearranging chairs on the deck? But no problem, like the Titanic, MS is surely too big to ever fail.

    What would be your strategy? Make Windows 7.5 with no touch? If we were stuck on a desktop OS in 2014. MS would be nowhere right now. They wouldn't have sold nearly 200 mil licenses of 7.5. They wouldn't have OEM's producing all the awesome Bay Trail tabs coming into play right now. They would simply be MS stuck in 2009. Just like Apple, nothing is happening.

    People like to complain that they have more options. I'd like to see what would have happened if NOTHING happened since W8. I'm sure most upset with their options would like this scenario. I sure as hell wouldn't.

    HELL NO! I'll take my Modern UI on my tablet.
    Right on!

    And with the MS/Nokia deal that looks to close this month this will be an exciting year.
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    Of course ms needs a mobile\touch os, just a matter of how many (more) icebergs they manage to hit on the way there. And they're in the strange situation of not only competing with some universally established offerings from android\google\apple, ms now has to try to kill their own products (xp\w7) as well.
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    Quite true, 4wd. Since day one, Microsoft has always been playing "catch-up". And because they are always playing catch-up, we do suffer for their games, ie buggy products and bad releases.
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    I agree that MS is slow. While they play catch up, to me there is nothing in the other camps to offer a one, unified os goal that MS is working towards.

    I have not seen or heard of either Goog or Apple to offer the same. Neither of the them are promoting this and they have nothing to offer me if I can't use the same apps and integrated syncing with my pc/tablet/phone. Of course I could use the other two with a separate platform/ecosystem, but why? I'd rather have one, and if that means I have to wait a bit, no problem. Much more promising MS's way than the other.
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