Sue from Florida writes:
I have Windows 7, can I download Windows 8.1 upgrade for free. And where would I learn how to use it?
No, Sue. The Windows 8.1 upgrade is only free for those who already have Windows 8. In functions much in the way a Service Pack would for previous of versions of Windows. If you purchase a download of the new Windows now, it will most likely be the 8.1 version. If you do, however, purchase 8 – the upgrades to Windows 8.1 and 8.1.1 will be free.
We like to think our site and newsletter are great places to learn all about Windows 8 and (time for a shameless plug) Steve has put together a great DVD to walk you step-by-step through learning 8.1.