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Microsoft plans to reverse course with upcoming Windows Blue

Executives claim that upcoming Windows Blue update will feature key changes, while a developer's build has been confirmed for next month.

Microsoft has received a lot of negative publicity over Windows 8, with some critics claiming it to be too childish and hard to master. Thankfully, the company appears to have listened to this criticism and is preparing to make significant changes in the upcoming Windows Blue 8.1.

In speaking to the Financial Times, Microsoft's head of marketing and finance for Windows, Tami Reller, acknowledged that Windows 8 had a steep learning curve and confirmed that key aspects of the OS would be changing. Reller added that the company believes more should have been done before launching Windows 8, and expects to address customer feedback with their upcoming update.

Although Reller declined to offer details about the upcoming changes, it has been previously rumored that the "Start" button would be making a comeback, and that users would have an option to boot directly into the desktop. In addition, Windows Chief Julie Larson-Green confirmed that a developer's build of Windows Blue will be released at the Build conference at the end of June, and it will have to be seen if significant changes are implemented.


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Omar Qudsi, 2013-05- 7 (Update: 2013-05- 7)