Conclusion: Windows 8.1 Update is geared towards pleasing mouse and keyboard users while simultaneously deepening integration with its touch-friendly interface.
Pros: Fastest startup of any Windows version. Better mouse and keyboard usability. Better integration of modern and "classic" Windows apps. Loads of included apps and utilities. Improved Mail app. Help for getting started. Better integration of tiled Start screen and desktop. Boot to desktop by default...
Cons: Dual nature may still confuse some. Windows app store lacks some big titles. Included apps (mail, music) not as slick as those of OS X Mavericks.
Excerpt: Windows 8 may be the biggest gamble in technology history. Instead of simply updating Windows 7 with new eye candy and features, Microsoft chose to build something completely new—a combination tablet/desktop operating system.
Summary: New version, system update, service pack – call it what you will, Windows 8.1 is a lot more than just a collection of security and bug fixes for Microsoft’s touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system.
Summary: The X86 version of Microsoft's new OS for your PC, laptop/netbook and non-ARM tablet.
Pros: Finally plays nice with touch, Has its own style, Maintains desktop environment, Great performance even on old hardware
Cons: Needs touch to come into its own, The cohesion is broken when running older software, Its visual style won’t be for everyone, Doesn’t offer as good a desktop experience as Win7, Its multitude of ways to do things may confuse
Summary: Windows 8 er alt annet enn en ordinær oppgradering. Microsoft har grovt sagt lagt et ekstra, nytt brukersnitt oppå det velkjente skrivebordet og optimert den til berøringsfølsomme skjermer. De har også laget en rekke miniprogrammer helt i stil ...