Created: 10/17/2013 6:44 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
It's the Windows 8 for people who didn't really care for the way Windows 8 worked. Microsoft today releases its upgrade to its latest operating system.
The release of Windows 8.1 tries to address some of the gripes that came along with the company's effort for an OS that bridges the gap between tablets and personal computers. When the software came out last October, it featured a touch-enabled tile interface similar to the kind found in tablet computers. But for many desktops, the keyboard and mouse still reign and some users found the learning curve a bit steep.
The update adds some new finger- and gesture-friendly shortcuts for touch-based apps, while restoring some of the features that billions of PC users have become accustomed to throughout the various incarnations of the Windows operating software.