Microsoft previews improved version of Windows 8

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    SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE: Microsoft released a test version of its Windows 8.1 software on Wednesday, bringing back the Start button and adding a host of features it hopes will appeal to users, while spurring developers into writing more applications for it.

    The updated Windows, which was signaled at the end of May, is aimed chiefly at soothing traditional computer users, many of whom were unsettled by Microsoft's shift towards a new tile-based interface that works best on touch-enabled devices, but left fans of the old-style desktop confused.

    "Since we announced and shipped Windows 8, suffice it to say, we pushed boldly and yet what we found was we got a lot of feedback from users of those millions of desktop applications," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, opening the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco.

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