Report: Windows 8.1 to ship on August 1


— 6:00 AM on June 10, 2013

Now that we've been shown a glimpse of the Start button's long-awaited return, only one mystery about Windows 8.1 remains: its release date. If Paul Thurrott (of the eponymous SuperSite for Windows) is to be believed, though, that mystery has already been solved. Here's what he tweeted on Friday:

I thought this was a joke at first, but it doesn't seem to be. One of Thurrott's followers replied to the tweet, saying he was told of an October 18 release date by a "major tech company." Thurrott shot back: "I was told this from someone a little closer to the matter."

So, there you go. A preview build of Windows 8.1 is scheduled to go public on June 26, which means that if Thurrott is correct, the final release will follow barely over a month later. That won't leave a lot of time for bug reports and other feedback. Good thing Windows 8.1 is supposed to be a minor upgrade over Windows 8—and a free one at that. (Thanks to Neowin for the tip.)

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