What’s new in the Windows 8.1 Update
Windows 8.1 Update (variously called Windows 8.1 Update 1, Spring Update, GDR 1, Win 8.1.1, Win 8.2, and/or Windows 8.1 2014 Update) adds a few interesting nips and tucks to the oft-maligned Windows 8.1 fail whale.
To its credit, most of the changes make Windows 8.1 behave better for mouse-and-keyboard Windows users. Since at least 95 percent of all Windows customers currently use a mouse and keyboard, that’s a welcome sop.
Will the Update make Windows 8.1-shy customers run screaming for the nearest tablet? Hardly. Will the Update make life easier for those who are stuck with Windows 8.1? Yeah. A little bit.
Here’s what to expect.