Windows logoThe folks over at Microsoft have confirmed rumors which swirled around concerning a new version of Windows 8.1. In fact, the latest SKU is known as Windows 8.1 with Bing, where it will be aligned more towards OEMs so that they will be able to churn out more affordable Windows-powered devices which in turn, will benefit the end user, especially those who want to jump aboard the Windows platform but are unable to do so because of the high cost of entry.

The new SKU will, of course, see Bing thrust into the big picture as the default search engine whenever you use Internet Explorer, but fret not – there is the usual option for the consumer to change that default into something that you identify with more and would use a whole lot more often. Come to think of it, most folks would automatically go for Google if I am not mistaken, but perhaps some others might prefer Bing. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

It is also said that OEMs have already begun to work on devices that run on Windows 8.1 with Bing, and consumers ought to prepare ourselves to tune in to an official announcement that is set to happen over the course of the coming weeks. [Press Release]

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