Microsoft has adopted a final build of its new operating system Windows 8.1. Assembling 9600.16384.130821-1623 went to the “gold”, ie received stutus RTM (Release to Manufacturing).

As can be seen from the build number, it has been collected recently – on August 21.

It is noted that Windows 8.1 RTM has already been distributed to original equipment manufacturers, so that they were able to test it and to identify critical errors (Quick Fix Engineering, QFE) before the official release, which, recall, to be held on October 18 (the owners will be able to upgrade to Windows 8, October 17).

It is expected that Microsoft will officially announce Windows 8.1 RTM this week. This event was supposed to happen last Friday (when the assembly was signed), but due to the announcement of the forthcoming dismissal of Steve Ballmer’s news decided to postpone to a later date.

Now you can at any moment expect to see Windows 8.1 RTM in file-sharing networks. Given the fate of Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can download 9600.16384.130821-1623 in the very near future.

The source, who said the signing of the final build Windows 8.1, also announced the postponement of release Windows Blue (8.1) for the mobile operating system Windows Phone from the first to the second quarter of 2014.

In addition to the Windows 8.1 RTM, on sale from October 18, there will be new devices with her ​​on board, including low-cost 7 – and 8-inch plates. These devices, on the idea of ​​Microsoft, to make Windows more competitive in the mobile market. Thus, the new system will be launched a year after the release of Windows 8., the network has a near-final build the image of Windows 8.1 (build 9471), through which you can see the differences between the public preview version of the new system and its final goal. The changes are mainly concerned usability – Microsoft listened to users and added educational materials, allowing quicker to understand the innovations, as well as an extra handy menu.

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