Windows Blue – free upgrade for Windows 8 or not?
Whatever you call it, making Windows 8 more usable with expected coming Blue tweaks is a positive, not a negative.
Microsoft has revealed more details about its Windows Blue project, which promises to bring a big update to Windows 8. The new features for Windows 8.1 will be previewed at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in June. The final version will be available as a free update for Windows 8 users and there will also be a preview version available before release.
In addition to the optional Start Button and boot-to-desktop options, there may be other interface adjustments in the works, according to one of my Blue tipsters. I hear the Windows team may also be tweaking the Charms to make them a bit easier to use with a mouse. There might be new built-in tutorials and in-context help coming to Blue. And word is there may be adjustments to the Start Screen designed to make Blue easier to use for Desktop users.
Windows Blue will not be the software’s official name. Instead Windows Blue is just the internal name for the software. So speculation has turned to what the software’s actual name will be. Microsoft’s Windows Blue will officially be deemed Windows 8.1, said a new report in early April.
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