What are the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1?
Neither have many fans. I think Microsoft tweaked the start screen for 8.1 which was a free update for W8.0 computers and it was better suited for touch screens. Lots of us downloaded third party software to make Windows 8.0 and 8.1 easier to use by reintroducing the Start menu that we were not supposed to need anymore. There are some who still can't bear to upgrade to Windows 10 from W7 but I doubt many will want to stick with W8 or W8.1.
Difference between Windows 8 and 8.1