Microsoft Confirms Rumors; Officially Announces that Windows 8 Will Launch in October

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Jan 5, 2011
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    This isn't Android related news, but it does affect the whole industry, and many of us use PCs, so we thought it worth sharing. For some months now we have heard rumor after rumor that Microsoft would launch it's latest Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 8, sometime in the Fall and likely October. Those rumors have now been confirmed by an official statement from the Redmond giant. Here's a quote with the details,

    So it looks like that Windows 8 will be available for OEMs to begin putting on their new PCs as early as August, and the final shipping retail version will come in October. It's also interesting to see that Microsoft is taking care of current PC purchasers by offering a very affordable upgrade option, in an effort to spur consumers to purchase a PC now rather than waiting.

    If you are interested in reading more about Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface Tablet, you can check it out @ Microsoft Surface Forum.

    Source: via BGR
  2. MA83

    MA83 Member

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    I sure hope that they release Windows RT for purchase as well. I'd love to install it on my ASUS Transformer TF101-B1!

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