10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Microsoft has responded to the feedback from Windows 8 with some useful upgrades in Windows 8.1.
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Microsoft has had to contend with a near-constant stream of criticism since the release of Windows 8 in October of last year. Unlike some of Microsoft’s previous offerings, the underlying core of Windows 8 was sound—the OS is fast and stable—but monumental changes to the interface that favor mobile devices, a relatively steep learning curve, and features that forced desktop users to adapt to new use models soured many Windows users, many of whom have been quite vocal ever since.

With Windows 8.1, however, Microsoft has taken much of the negative feedback into consideration, retooling many parts of the OS in an attempt to appease desktop and tablet users alike. Some of the changes are subtle, others more significant.

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