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Microsoft will get another shot at tempting businesses to try Windows 8 after it rolls out the "Blue" update later this year, analysts said Thursday.

From Computerworld:
Windows 8.1, as the free update has been branded, will ship as a preview on June 26, the first day of Microsoft's BUILD developers conference, and release in final form later this year -- probably in October, a year after Windows 8's launch.

Among the changes debuting in Windows 8.1 are an option to boot directly to the "classic" desktop, bypassing the tile-style Start screen, and the restoration of the iconic Start button, which will be visible by default on the Windows 7-esque desktop.
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