The rumor has it, Windows 8.1 will launch on August 1st

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What better than 8/1/2013 to release the final version of Windows “8.1”, right? Well, that seems to be the potential release date. Paul Thurrott, the well-known Microsoft scout, posted on Twitter that August 1st could be the date for Microsoft to ship its upcoming update.

Like any rumor, you should take this with a grain of salt, Microsoft still has to officially announce the release date. But Paul information on rumors about the company has pretty much been accurate this far, thanks to his close connections with people inside of Microsoft.

If the first day of August end up being the official date, the software giant will ship Windows 8.1 just a few weeks after the public Preview, which will be available in June 26th, during the BUILD conference. This means that the company will only have a few weeks to workout any remain bugs and compile the final build. Although, this seems to be a short time to complete the job, Microsoft has already demoed its latest build at Tech Ed and Computex 2013, and the operating system seems to be in good shape.

We are also still 19 days away from the release of Windows 8.1 Preview, so there is a good chance that Microsoft will reveal more information then. Be sure to keep checking Pureinfotech to more Windows 8.1 news.

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