Window 8 now can be replaceable by windows 8.1. As Microsoft released it only for the consumers, that means not for enterprises and for IT companies.
It is only be up-gradable through internet and windows 8 store that means no separate .iso cd will not be provided.
But there are certain things you should know before pressing the upgrade button in your windows 8 or you can choose windows 8.1 .
Changes in windows 8.1
– The browser in Windows 8 didn’t let me view more than one Web page at once. Sure, I could open 10 tabs, but I could see only one at a time. I couldn’t leave a news site or Facebook open on one side of Window’s new split screen for multitasking while I checked Gmail on another. With Windows 8.1, I can open a “new window” rather than a “new tab” using a right click to have a second page visible.
– That limitation also applied to Window 8’s Mail app. With Windows 8.1, I can now have two messages open at once. And if I click on an attachment, it opens to the side rather than replace what I’m reading. The Mail app’s layout adjusts to fit into the remaining space.
– I could access some computer settings from the tile-based interface, but Windows 8 sent me to the desktop for many others, including changing the display screen’s resolution and controlling how quickly energy-saving measures kicked in. Now I can adjust that and more from the tile-based interface in Windows 8.1, though I still can’t check the specific percentage of battery life I have left without going to the desktop.
Improvement in windows 8.1
– Universal search. With one search command, I can access files stored on my computer along with Web content on the Internet. Type in “Shakira,” for instance, and I’m invited to hear her songs through Xbox Music or watch her videos on YouTube. I also get links to her biography, official website and Wikipedia entry. Type in “Toronto” and a map, suggested attractions and the current weather there will pop up. In both cases, I am also shown documents on my computer with those words in the text.
– New features. I can diagnose my medical condition by tapping on a body part on the screen and checking off symptoms. I can also keep track of my workouts, recipes and shopping lists. Another feature lets me save content from webpages and apps to read later offline.
– Customization. I can rearrange tiles and rename groups of apps more easily. With one swipe up from the home screen, I can see all my apps and arrange them by name, category, installation date or frequency of use.
– Old habits. I can set the computer to always boot up in the desktop mode, allowing me to minimize my interaction with the tile-based interface. That said, this seems like cheating, an admission that the tile mode isn’t working, when Microsoft is banking its future on it.
Now upgrade to windows 8.1 or not.
Now the question arises whether you should upgrade your windows or not. From my opinion I must say you should do it. As it go much better functionality, well there are certain things which doesn’t change but forget about those now it is the time for windows 8.1.