Windows 8.1 hits RTM

Microsoft Windows 8Customers have been clamoring for the next Windows almost since version 8 of the operating system came out. The new update to Microsoft’s flagship product is set for official release on October 18, though a Chinese copy has already found its way online and an English version is likely to follow closely behind.

“We have delivered in a very short time an update to the OS that will bring an even greater unified experience for our customers. As we consider the code we just handed off, and the new intuitive and fluid computing experience it provides – anytime, anywhere, across all devices – we’re confident we made the right bet in continuing our vision and following through on our commitment to rapid innovation and responsive engineering”, reports Microsoft’s Antoine Leblond.

Microsoft hopes that, utilizing Windows 8.1, over the next several months you will see beautiful, powerful devices, from the smallest tablets to the most lightweight notebooks to versatile 2-in-1s, as well as industry devices designed for business.

Will the new update be enough to sway those on the fence, or the detractors? That is question that will not be answered for a couple of months at least, likely longer.