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Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will be coming October 18th via the Windows Store and retail outlets and will be a free update for those who have Windows 8 installed on their machines.
Build 9471 of Windows 8.1 has found its way to the Internet and it gives us a new look at the tutorials that will be shipping with Windows 8.1 as well as a few other new features too.
If you have been waiting to try a more recent build of Windows 8.1, build 9471 has hit the web and comes in the x64 flavor; Windows 8.1 is scheduled to hit RTM later this month.
Microsoft recently announced enhanced fingerprint capabilities for Windows 8.1 and a newly posted video from TechEd gives us a better look at the upcoming integration that will arrive later this year.
With the arrival of Windows 8.1 later this year, Microsoft will be including the ability to boot directly to the desktop along with many other features that will likely appease critics.
Microsoft is expected to include a Start button with the Windows 8.1 update and now we have our first look at the the new button and it looks quite familiar for those of you who use Windows 8.
In the latest leak of Windows 8.1, the new apps that come bundled with the update have new icons for Alarms and Movie Moments that will ship with the updated platform later this year.
With the latest leak of Windows 8.1, a setting was found to allow for applications to display alarms on the lock screen but was non-functional, until now; make the jump to see the alarms in action.
Windows 8.1 build 9379 has leaked which is the fourth copy of the upcoming release to make its way to the web well ahead of Microsoft's expected release in June.
With the recent leaks of Windows 8.1, quite a bit of information has been uncovered about Microsoft's plans for upgrades to its core platforms and it now looks like Windows RT will be updated too.