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Microsoft Windows 8.1 unveiled; preview version on June 26

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:57

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Microsoft Corp has declared that the existing Windows 8 customers can upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free.

Windows 8.1 is the next update to Microsoft’s personal computer operating system.

The world's largest software company has been touting the update, previously code-named 'Blue,' as a series of improvements to the Windows 8 software, launched in October, which has not been as popular as it had hoped.

Microsoft has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the six months since launch, roughly in line with the previous version, but wants to combat sputtering interest in its flagship software with a substantial update to make it easier to use and compatible with smaller tablets.

A preview version of Windows 8.1 will be made available at the start of Microsoft's annual developer conference on June 26, Reller said, with the finished update released later this year.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 09:15
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