While Microsoft has yet to offer any official information on how many Windows 8.1 PCs are out there running in the world, the company is definitely determined to get its latest operating system to as many users as possible. This week, Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 is now available for non-profit organizations, as well as public libraries, to download and install.
In a post on its Corporate Citizenship blog, the company said that those groups can now apply to get their Windows 8.1 copy via their software donation program. Non-profits and libraries that already have Windows 8 installed on their PCs can update to 8.1 by contacting the Volume Licensing Service Center. In addition, the company will hold a special webinar on Nov. 14 especially for non-profit groups to learn more about Windows 8.1. Microsoft has already offered non-profits a way to access Office 365 for free.
Microsoft has so far been pretty quiet about the adoption of Windows 8.1 since it launched a few weeks ago. The company may offer more information on that topic later this month as Microsoft's annual shareholders meeting is scheduled to be held in Redmond, Wash., on Nov. 17.