Microsoft announced Tuesday that Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 have been released to manufacturing and are now being delivered to its OEM partners.
Company officials also confirmed, as I blogged earlier this month, that there will be no early access to the Windows 8.1 release-to-manufacturing bits by subscribers to MSDN/TechNet and volume-license customers. They will have to wait for Windows 8.1's launch, October 18, to get the gold code.
Put down the pitchforks -- at least for a minute -- and consider this:
Point 1: Yes, it's true: This is not how … Read more