Reports indicate Windows 8.1 has hit RTM stage

Windows8_1 - During Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this year, the company revealed that Windows 8.1 would be made available to manufacturers by late August. According to recent reports, this has come true, with Microsoft’s refreshed OS hitting the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) stage on August 23.

Both Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott, veterans of Microsoft reporting, cited sources close to the company who confirmed that Windows 8.1 released to manufacturing on August 23, with a final build number of 9600.16384.130821-1623. It has been speculated that Microsoft didn’t announce the RTM on Friday so that the news of CEO Steve Ballmer’s retirement in the next 12 months wouldn’t be overshadowed… Read more:

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