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Windows 8.1 review

Major update to Windows 8 goes a long way to solve some of its original shortcomings

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"Windows 8.1 is definitely an evolution and - despite the fixes that make big-screen mouse and keyboard users happier - an evolution towards the touch and tablet future. What Windows 8.1 really needs now are the new PCs to make it shine."
For
  • Start button is back
  • Performance improved
  • Better SkyDrive integration
  • More ways to personalise your PC
Against
  • May take a while to get used to
  • Touch apps for Office yet to come
  • Not all sites support IE 11 yet
  • Hard to see progress of background updates for Windows Store apps and SkyDrive

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