Windows 8.1 will be released 4 am October 17th Redmond time

That's midnight in New Zealand where Microsoft is hoping to piggy back off of the love of the world for Hobbits to polish this turd. We can't think of any other reason. Can you?   Brandon LeBlanc, on the official Windows Blog, went all ecstatic and cheerleadery to get us to mark our calendars:  

PRWeb falls for fake release, calls it 'identity theft'

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Carbon trapped in soil can re-emerge

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Google Glasses stunt video released

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Final Windows 8 preview released

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Judge hears arguments over release of Wikileaks' Twitter records

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Play a game, do a line of coke

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