Just yesterday Microsoft has officially announced the finalization of its Windows 8.1 RTM update, and within hours the final build has made its way to the world wide web. Several file sharing sites (torrents) have copies of the Windows 8.1 update, before the Redmond planned to release a consumer version of such build two months after. On October 18th 2013 was the day when Microsoft was all set to launch Windows 8.1 finally to the public.
Although the leaked build incorporates the final changes made to Windows 8.1 from the previous preview earlier this year. The file sharing sites offering such final RTM version of Windows 8.1 to the world. Now available to download!
Believe it or not! The available localised copies were made available in Chinese language, and English variants are also being prepared, says The Verge. From the official launch date, Windows 8 running PC users can update to the latest version of Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade setup, which brings a lot more new applications and services with it.
Microsoft however on the final RTM version of Windows 8.1 also includes a built-in Skype application to replace the native messaging client, along with some UI alterations to the Calendar and People apps, and a new parallax scrolling wallpapers for the Start Screen. Though the developers and MSDN / TechNet subscribers will have to wait until October to install the final Windows 8.1 version.
The RTM adds a Reading View to the Internet Explorer 11 to make news articles easier to read, an improved blue theme to its Mail client and some Help+ Tips application that guides users through the OS, plus adds the latest features like 3D printing support on the Windows 8.1 final. Start button is most wanted right now!
The Windows 8.1 RTM also includes a built-in applications like Windows Phone-like menus, with a row of three dots that bring up the app bar and additional settings / options.
Note: Microsoft’s latest final Windows 8.1 RTM will be released on October 18th and no way you can download it from the file sharing websites offerings. Beware!