Microsoft prepares Windows 8.1 Update 1 for April launch
Microsoft has reportedly wrapped up updating its Windows 8.1 Update 1 OS that is set for a release next month.
Sources have revealed that Microsoft recently signed off on a final version of the update, a process known internally as Release to Manufacturing (RTM).
According to The Verge, the Windows 8.1 Update 1 includes changes that are designed to appease keyboard and mouse users, with options to show Windows 8 apps on the desktop taskbar apart from a new title bar at the top of Windows 8 apps with options to minimize, close or snap apps.
The update is also said to include a shutdown button to the Start Screen for non-touch machines, with a new search button present across all machines.
The report said that other updates include some context menu changes, auto boot-to-desktop option, tweaks to amount of disk space that the OS utilizes along with a new license cost changes.
(Posted on 05-03-2014)