Windows 8.1 improved Windows 8, and the first update to Windows 8.1 is expected to do the same.
Windows 8.1 Update 1, as this next update has been called, is expected to arrive in March and, according to insiders, will provide a friendly and familiar interface to PC users. The interface will be plainer and simpler than Windows 8.1.
Screenshots of the update have been leaked onto the internet and include the following features:
-New title bar for all Windows 8 apps that lets you minimize, close, and snap apps side by side. This simple addition was never included in earlier versions of Windows 8, which made it confusing to try to close an app
-Right-click on the Start screen to display a popup menu with options to resize, unpin, and pin programs to the taskbar, which should make the Windows menu way more customizable
-New search icon for the Start screen
-New power button that lets you instantly shut down or restart your PC
-The ability to launch a Windows 8 app right from the taskbar, just like you do with software. You can also view a preview window when hovering over an app, making it easy to see what’s going on in an app before you open it.
The update is actually available to download on file-sharing websites, which means anyone can experience the next update. I can’t link to it, but Google was invented for a reason.