Mary Jo Foley seems to be adding some credibility to the rumors that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will RTM this March.
First up, the target release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 — the relatively minor update coming to Windows 8.1 this spring — is allegedly March 11, according to one of my accurate and trusted sources. Yes, that’s a Patch Tuesday. Given that Microsoft will likely deliver Update 1 to Windows 8.1 users via Windows Update, this seems pretty believable to me.
This is consisten with Windows leaker WZor who has previously indicated that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will likely be released to manufacturing in March.
Also on the rumor mill is the specs for the update:
One more tidbit about Windows 8.1 Update 1 from my aforementioned source: Update 1 may feature some of the work that Microsoft has been doing behind the scenes to reduce further the memory and disk space requirements for Windows. This would allow Windows 8.1 Update 1 to run on cheaper small tablets.
So that will be an interesting FREE update for Windows 8.1 and seems consistent with the theory that Microsoft will continue to make incremental updates to Windows going forward.
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