Windows 8.1 was released on October 17, 2013

WindowsSmall reminder: Nine years ago, on October 17, 2013, the then "new" Windows 8.1 was released as a free upgrade to the hapless Windows 8 general. The release to manufacturing (RTM) date was August 27, 2013, and my ears were ringing with Microsoft's praise of how great it was. At the time, "touch operation" was all the rage – today, hardly anyone in Windows talks about this feature.


The tweet here reminded me of the release of Windows 8.1, otherwise it would have completely passed me by – this operating system has hardly been in use here.

Windows 8.1

Personally, I considered both Windows 8.0 and 8.1 stillborn (one system has Windows 8.1 here). My hope was then on the successor – which resulted in another disappointment in 2015. After that, I gave up expecting anything reasonable from Microsoft, similar to Windows 7, as a new operating system. And how are you doing with Windows 8.1 and its successors?

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