One of the things that rubbed many people the wrong way regarding windows 8.1 is that it can be a bit heavy on memory and storage space requirements. Don’t get us wrong. A lot of people are happy that windows 8.1 even exist considering the disappointment many people had with windows 8. Windows 8.1 was a welcome release indeed. With that said, however, many industry observers and experts think that windows 8.1 could use some room for improvement. One particular area that it can improve is memory management, space requirements and memory levels. When it comes to operating systems, the name of the game should be lighter, faster and more powerful. While Microsoft can do a great job of any two of these, it can hardly do all three. Still, considering the fact that the operating system market is pretty much giving way to the portable device market and its free operating system Microsoft needs to get its act together sooner rather than later. This is why it’s not surprising that there is a rumored 8.1 update that will try to reduce the memory and space requirements of windows flagship operating system.
The sad reality for Microsoft is that this particular operating system outing may have revealed its weak hand at the worst possible time. As we keep mentioning in these pages, Microsoft’s under a lot of pressure from the Google Android operating system to protect its market share. And considering that windows pretty much stumbled out of the gate with windows 8, it is just giving ammunition to people to move to a portable and free OS.
As we reported earlier, Microsoft is reportedly working on Windows 9. Let’s hope that Microsoft follows the same pattern regarding OS roll outs. These patterns is that Microsoft will screw up with one particular roll out and then do really well on the next. Case in point, Windows ME was a fiasco, but it was followed up the highly successful Windows XP. The Xp was followed by the forgettable windows vista, but the vista was replaced by the highly successful windows 7. Windows 7 got replaced by the much-criticized windows 8. Let’s hope Microsoft sticks to this pattern and Windows 9 hits the ball out of the park.