Recently Windows 8 was launched by Microsoft and now rumors are that a new version of Microsoft Windows Operating System is coming soon. Most probably the new Windows Operating System will be named as Windows 8.1 or Microsoft Windows Blue. There are even leaked version of the Windows 8.1 Pro Preview available for download somewhere on the Internet. There are even rumors that the Windows Start Menu will be available again and the new version of Windows 8 probably named as Windows 8.1 or Windows Blue will be announced by Microsoft at the end of June 2013. Have a look at the given below screenshot which displays a software application being run in compatibility mode of Windows 8 and other Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
The above screenshot is from a Windows Operating System later than Windows 8 and hence in the Compatibility mode the Windows 8 is listed along with other older versions of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Windows 8.1 is expected to provide some extra features, newer version of Internet Explorer as displayed in the screenshot below, probably return of Start Menu Button in some way or another and of-course lots of other features.
As versions of Windows 8.1 appear on internet, they will give an insight into what’s coming into Windows 8.1 or they call it Windows Blue. From the history of Windows Operating Systems the author can say that almost all the applications that work on Windows 8 (Apart from Specialized Programs like Antivirus, etc) will wok fine on Windows 8.1.