You might want to take out your calendar and circle April 8th, as that is the particular day that support for Windows XP ends. There is always a silver lining behind a dark cloud, and Microsoft could very well introduce Windows 8.1 on the day that support for Windows XP ends this coming April. Just how did this particular rumor come about? Well,Neowin cited a tweet from Supersite for Windows, which was suggested earlier this month. Considering how April 8th would also be the very same day that Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” runs, which is when the software giant introduces updates and fixes for a range of Windows products.
In the week prior to April 8, which would be on April 2, MSDN users could very well be on the receiving end of this particular update, at least according to the very same report. Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore did mention at Mobile World Congress later this week, that the software giant intends to “make things better” for users without the use of touchscreen displays.
Among the changes would include new right-clickable context-sensitive menus, as well as the ability to pin Metro apps to the Desktop task bar, in addition to enjoying dedicated search and power buttons to the Start screen.