Windows 8.1 launched in Pakistan

Windows 8.1 launched in Pakistan

Microsoft Pakistan, has announced the availability of Windows 8.1 in Pakistan.

Rolled out globally just last month, Windows 8.1 is a feature-rich update to its popular Windows 8 operating system, enabling customers to create experiences that keep pace with their lives — at work, home or on the go.

Windows 8.1 comes with the new Internet Explorer 11, which is fast, fluid and perfect for touch. It provides native support for 3-D printing. Best for multitasking and productivity, it includes the display and use of up to four apps side by side.

With flexible windows sizing for each app on the screen, the ability for one app to launch another app, and improved multi-monitor support so users can view the desktop or apps from its redesigned Windows Store on any or all monitors.

From its SkyDrive, users can create, edit, save and share files anywhere, anytime, on whatever device they are using.

Mr. Amir Rao, Country General Manager at the Microsoft Pakistan said, “Windows 8.1 is the most complete out-of-the-box experience as it evolves the Windows vision for highly personalized computing while showcasing Microsoft’s continued commitment to rapid and responsive development. It marks a wave of new, innovative devices coming for consumers and businesses — from the convenience and mobility of tablets and 2-in-1s to the productive experience expected from laptops, all-in-ones and specialized industry devices”.

Syed Nasir Hussain, Chief Operating Officer, Advance Business Systems said in a statement, “Windows 8.1 is a refreshing addition to the Windows community with some remarkable features. It makes it easier than ever to work from anywhere and know that files are always accessible — across devices and locations”.

Windows 8.1 offers a host of increased customization refinements and functional improvements, including a highly personal, improved and more customizable Start screen in variable tile sizes, more background designs and colors. In addition, customers can choose how to start their Windows experience — at the Start screen or directly in the familiar Windows desktop — while all their Windows devices stay in sync with their Microsoft account.

During roundtable journalists had first hand experience of Windows 8.1 on multiple devices like Tablets, Laptops and all in one desktops provided by Advance Business Systems, eSys and Unique Technologies.

Importantly, consumers with a Windows 8 device in Pakistan, and more than 230 markets and 37 languages can download free update via the online Windows Store.

Windows 8.1 is also available on new devices and as boxed software at retail locations across Pakistan.

  • The question is “When you can get it free than why should you purchase it?”. Got it free from Microsoft Student Account. :)

  • using 8.1 evaluation copy from last 5 months. its smooth….search option much better then windows 8. IE 11 is so good that for the first time up till now I haven’t installed opera or Firefox. just using IE. one thing I want to know that what’s the expiry date of this evaluation copy. what will happen after the expiry …..its build 9431

  • I already have Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit licensed. And its really running very smooth as compare to windows 8.More multi tasking friendly, and thanx God you I can directly login to Desktop instead of tiles screen.

  • It is a free update to windows 8 Licensed copy. Updated 8.1 2 weeks ago and its working smooth there is again a window icon for the start menu its good and searching feature is improved also IE is working better, new themes are included its good work by microsoft

  • When you buy an Android phone – the operating system is already installed and upgrades with no charges. In the world of PCs the operating system is not pre-installed A PC can have Ubuntu which is free or buy a Windows operating system. which is fairly expensive. People who own smartphones and tablets find it ridiculous to install anything to make them work. Apple does not charge for its software updates.but Microsoft does.which is silly.

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