10cf746e54 Retrieved December 16, 2012. Final updates Because Windows is always being updated, its possible that critical updates have become available since Windows8.1 and WindowsRT8.1 were finalized. ^ "Microsoft: Win8 Simplifies, Improves Parental Monitoring of Kids Computer Activities". "Microsoft: 60 million Windows 8 licenses sold to date". CNET.
Several notable video game developers criticized Microsoft for making its Windows Store a closed platform subject to its own regulations, as it conflicted with their view of the PC as an open platform. Retrieved October 26, 2012. March 1, 2012. PC World. Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows. Microsoft's Connected Standby specification, which hardware vendors may optionally comply with, sets new power consumption requirements that extend above the above minimum specifications. Included in this standard are a number of security-specific requirements designed to improve physical security, notably against Cold Boot Attacks. Dow Jones & Company.