Perhaps all Microsoft has to do for Windows 8.2 is buy Stardock's tools and make them part of the Windows OS.
It's possible, as some experts predict, that Microsoft will peel off the Band-Aid and move straight to the Windows 9 release expected in 2015, leaving Windows 8 essentially as-is for the next year or so.
I've been working solely on Windows 8 since the preview bits were released in 2012. Now I'm working with 8.1 across all my systems (desktop PC, laptop, and Surface tablet). I'm really ready for Windows 9.
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