You read the headline correctly folks! In a post on the Blogging Windows blog, Microsoft has announced that they will be making Windows 8.1(previously known as Windows Blue) a free update for current Windows 8 users. No official word on the actual release date of 8.1 just yet. However, Microsoft has stated that they will be making a preview version available on 26th June.
I for one am glad that it is going to be a free update. After all, keeping up with the latest and greatest in Windows operating systems can be quite a costly affair. In any case, I will be downloading the public preview edition so I can give you my first impressions, so stay tuned for more.
Update: You will be able to get Windows 8.1 from the Windows store on release day.