computer-news

Programmers force Microsoft to provide early access to tweaked Windows 8.1

London, Sept. 11 : Developers have reportedly forced software giant Microsoft to give them early access to the tweaked version of the latest Windows 8 OS.


Microsoft had announced that developers would be getting the new release at the same time as everyone else; however, this created a furore among the coders who found it as a marked change from the established practice, where certified developers get early access to new versions.

The software giant has now given coders access to the tweaked Windows 8.1 version so that they can start testing and developing before the public release, the BBC reports.

The report said that the programmers, who subscribed to Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN developer services, got early access so they could ensure code for their own applications was not broken by the new versions of Windows.

The tweaked version of the 8.1 OS, inclusive of the earlier absent start button, is due to be released to the public on 18 October.

The new version will see the start button partially restored and allow users to choose between the touchscreen display and the more familiar control system seen in desktop and laptop computers.

--ANI (Posted on 12-09-2013)

computer-news headlines

Start Menu soon to return to Microsoft Windows 8

Microsoft launches app to control PCs via mobile

India becomes largest market for WhatsApp with 48mln monthly active users

Microsoft launches Hotline service to jumpstart entrepreneurship in India

Facebook CFO David Ebersman stepping down despite staggering profits

Facebook's revenue grows 72% in Q1

FB set to launch mobile ad network to boost revenues

Google Glass set to add text messages for iPhone within a week

Google working on end to end Gmail encryption for enhanced user privacy

Google merges text, chat messages in Hangouts

Apple, Google face off in battle for Exclusive Game apps

Microsoft launches Windows tablets for higher education

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top