Will Windows 8.1 Be a Game Changer?

When Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) introduced Windows 8, the goal was to modernize the PC experience to remain relevant in the world of mobile computing. Unfortunately, the plan has backfired and now Gartner expects worldwide PC shipments will fall by 3.5% this year, marking the second year in a row of decline. By the end of the year, Microsoft will get another shot at reviving the PC market with its release of Windows 8.1. In this video, Fool contributor Steve Heller examines Windows 8.1's improvements and if it will be enough to stage a PC resurgence.

It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In a new premium report on Microsoft, a Motley Fool analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, so are the challenges. The report includes regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.

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  • Report this Comment On June 11, 2013, at 8:15 AM, jtrai491 wrote:

    Unless Microsoft can make an OS like Windows 7, 8.1 is not going to help. Windows 7 is familiar to user and in a business environment users are productive. Companies can't put Windows 8 out there and expect their employees to work right away, there is a learning curve that will cost companies money in profits. Terrible ROI...and terrible video! Stumbling over a script, really not cool.

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