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Microsoft Unveils Windows 8.1

The Independent reports, that at the Computex show in Taipei on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the launch of Windows 8.1, saying it took into account input from consumers on the Windows 8 system, which has received only lukewarm reviews.

“Windows 8.1 furthers the bold vision of Windows 8 by responding to customer feedback and adding new features and functionality that advance the touch experience and mobile computing's potential,” said the Microsoft representative, adds The Independent.

Windows 8.1, explains The Independent, included enhancements in areas including platform personalization and search. Although Microsoft isn't restoring the traditional start button on the lower left side of the screen, says The Independent, it is restoring a logo in that spot and will let users add favorite applications, such as Word and Excel, to a horizontal tool bar while working in Windows' traditional desktop mode.

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