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On Tuesday, Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 Update available. To continue to get patches, 8.1 users need to move to it soon.
A former Microsoft employee has been charged with passing on Microsoft trade secrets involving Windows 8.
After some of the company's social-networking accounts were hacked, Microsoft says some of its e-mail accounts were also compromised.
News spread that the hacking group got into the Microsoft News Twitter account, but apparently it also breached Xbox's Twitter and Instagram accounts.
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Get more work done in less time -- and with fewer interruptions -- by doing a quick system check and making a few simple, straightforward tweaks.
Those running Windows 8 will be able to get Windows 8.1 for free. But 8.1 will cost everyone else between $119.99 and $199.99 (for Pro).
Redmond reverses course (again) and makes the "gold" Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 bits available to developers and volume licensees ahead of the October 18 general-availability date.
The first big update to Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing -- that is, to Microsoft's partners, and only them. Everyone else, you'll have to cool your heels until October 18.