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September 9, 2013  3:46 PM

It’s Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere!!! MSDN/TechNet Get Win8.1 RTM Bits



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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MS performed  an abrupt about face today, and posted the bits for the Windows 8.1 RTM to both TechNet and MSDN this morning. Here's what I see as the top 3 Windows 8.1 downloads in the MSDN Subscriber Downloads pages:

September 9, 2013  10:29 AM

Paul Thurrott Offers In-Depth Overview/Review of Windows 8.1



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Just yesterday (September 8, 2013), Paul Thurrott posted a thorough in-depth tour and review of the RTM version of Windows 8.1 to his SuperSite for Windows Website. Entitled "Windows...

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September 7, 2013  6:04 PM

Sony Shows Off Super-Thin Next-Gen Tap 11 Tablet at IFA



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

For over 50 years, Germans (and folks from elsewhere on the continent) have been heading to Berlin in the fall for the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung, which translates roughly as "International Radio Exposition"). For the past decade or more, that's meant a serious emphasis on home...


September 5, 2013  3:07 PM

Office for the iPad could have changed Microsoft’s mobile fortunes



Posted by: Diana Hwang
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Microsoft's decision to purchase Nokia this week is another example of the company buying its way into a market because it couldn't develop a competitive technology on its own. Unfortunately, Microsoft missed the boat on major mobile trends like smart phones and tablets just because it wanted to...


September 4, 2013  12:41 PM

For the Best Win8.1 deal, Buy a Windows 8 Upgrade NOW!!!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

On October 17 or 18, depending on your location (the Far East goes up, and the rest of the world pretty much goes down, date-wise) Windows 8.1 goes into General Availability status. On and after those dates, the only way to get Windows 8.1 will be to buy it, as such. Right now, if you search for...


September 2, 2013  12:00 PM

Great Workaround for “Illegal” Windows Upgrade Maneuvers



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Kudos to Martin Brinkmann at ghacks.net. His September 2, 2013, article "How to install Windows 8.1 RTM on a Windows...

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August 30, 2013  12:17 PM

Woody Takes “A First, Jaundiced Look at Windows 8.1 RTM”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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I've said it in this blog before, I'm saying it now, and I'll no doubt say it again: Woody Leonhard is a genuine Windows guru, and always has something interesting and informative to say about his chosen field of endeavor. In his latest InfoWorld story -- entitled "

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August 28, 2013  3:14 PM

“RTM” doesn’t mean “finished” any more…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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That's the substance of a comment posted to a story that appeared yesterday on The Verge, entitled "

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August 27, 2013  4:19 PM

Microsoft Windows 8.1 RTM available to PC manufacturers



Posted by: Diana Hwang
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Microsoft is right on time. The software giant released its Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT RTM version to PC hardware vendors this week. In a post by...


August 26, 2013  11:40 AM

Windows 8.1 RTMs to OEMs on August 23



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

OK, so now we not only know that the official release date for Windows 8.1 will be October 17/18, 2013 (4 AM on 10/18 in New Zealand, 10 AM 10/17 in Redmond), but now we also know that last Friday Microsoft sent off the bits for the release to manufacturing (RTM) as well. Numerous sources,...


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