Tom's Guide: Hands-on Leaked Builds of Windows Blue 8.1

With Windows 8 almost six months old, it's time to take a look at what Microsoft has got planned for the future of its Windows operating system. Windows 8.1, or Windows Blue, isn't exactly the best kept secret in the industry. Not only has there been numerous rumors regarding features that may or may not be a part of the OS, there's also been some leaked builds of the operating system. The Tom's Guide team took Windows Blue for a test drive. Be sure to check out what they found in "Hands-on with Leaked Builds of Windows 8.1."


With several leaked builds for Windows Blue hitting the web in rapid succession, it seems as though Microsoft is as leaky as a sieve these days. A leak for build 9364 made its way to the internet last March, and two more leaked builds (9369 & 9374) have hit the Internet in the weeks since. Considering Windows 8 is just five months old, there are still a lot of questions as to whether Windows 8.1 or 'Windows Blue' is going to be a free Service Pack, a standalone OS release, or the first in a line of subscription OS models, but we can at least take a look at how the builds themselves run.

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  • Shin-san
    I'm hoping this will be a service pack and not another $99 OEM disc
  • killabanks
    dont need it dont want it
  • maguirpi
    I think the reason that 8.1 is so leaked is that MS are hurting over W8 and want to get a little bit of discrete feedback from 8.1?