....lol wow did I totally call that one.
Anyway, I guess I need to address the reply seriously, in the past we had the ability to get disks, for instance, Windows XP, with a service pack pre-installed. Not having the ability to get a copy of Windows 8.1 on a disk, and having to buy Windows 8, then get Windows Blue on it, is frustrating. It is nice that they're giving the update away for free, but if they're trying to get people to upgrade to Windows 8, wouldn't it be easier if their copies of Windows 8 had 8.1 included?
Also, wouldn't it make sense to have it distributed via Windows Update rather than the Store?
would you buy a copy of Microsoft office or other software via windows update No i dont think you would . Windows 8.1 is not just a small simple update i would assume with all the features we know it has now and what we dont know it could be 1gig or greater and so the windows store is the perfect place to deliver such a huge update that is not a security hole fix or driver update or other big fixes or stability updates grant you in windows XP SP2 the features that came along with SP2 were needed and was the only way for users to get new features but this day and age somthing like 8.1 the app store is the best way to get it.