Today Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available for purchase.
If you already have Windows 8, beginning on October 17th you can download the Windows 8.1 update for free from the Windows Store.
If you’re a Windows 7 and below user, you can purchase a Windows 8.1 DVD and have it shipped to you from the Windows Store starting today, October 18th.
If you have installed the Windows 8.1 Preview, and want to update to Window 8.1, check out this page for more information.
However you acquire Windows 8.1, VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional are ready now to run Windows 8.1 Home, Professional, and Enterprise on your Mac. You’ll be able to start in desktop mode, view Metro applications in Launchpad and the Applications folder, or pin Metro apps in the dock when in Unity mode. Fusion 6 also supports Windows 8.1 application-style startup menu. You’ll also be able to launch Windows 8.1 from a Boot Camp partition included on 2013 Macs.
Your installation process for Windows 8.1 will depend on whether you’re downloading an update or installing from a DVD. Whatever the process, the new installation assistant in VMware Fusion 6 will walk you through the process in no time.
Enjoy Windows 8.1!
–The Fusion Team