Here comes the sun! Or more precisely, here comes Windows 8.1 in all its shiny glory! The new operating system already available in RTM form on the Internet, has an official launch date set for next month.
October 18 is the day Microsoft has reserved to launch a number of its new operating platforms, including Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
However, as mentioned above, a lot of users are already running the OS thanks in no small part to a number of leaked ISOs that made their way to the web in the past few days.
But if you are still holding out to get the upgrade from official channels (retail or Windows Store), then you might want to take a look at this handy little video posted by the friendly neighborhood YouTube user that goes by the name of bavogames.
More talk after watching the clip, so here you go:
Windows 8.1 RTM comes with a whole bunch of changes, large and small. And this video does a good job of showing them all — from a brand new Start button to several Start screen customization options that Microsoft has put into its new operating system.
Useful features like Snap View also get significant touchups, as do the built-in Modern apps.
The software titan has, unsurprisingly, paid a fair amount of attention in making sure that the Metro UI is as enhanced and optimized as it can be, at least when compared to the trusty old desktop.
But the end result is indeed an operating system that is familiar yet user-friendly – the technology titan seems to have finally listened to a lot of the customer feedback that it received from Windows 8 users since release.
How the general public embraces these changes and what it thinks about them remains to be seen, though. And we will surely find all about it after launch day on October 18.
For the time being enjoy the lengthy video, and share your thoughts on it in the comments below!