Microsoft has announced that its coming Windows Blue, or Windows 8.1, will be delivered as a free update through the operating system's app store.
It now looks increasingly likely that Microsoft will have to perform a dramatic u-turn on the Windows 8 interface.
AMD has surprised the tech press by saying that it did not believe that there would ever be a DirectX 12.
Microsoft is once again trying to ensure that Surface does as well as it possibly can.
Windows 8 has only been on the market officially for about six months after launching to much fanfare in late October.