Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, a year in the making, to address Windows 8 gripes

  • by: RYAN NAKASHIMA , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 17, 2013 - 7:50 AM

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft released its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.

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