Windows 8 Confirmed for October 2012

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Windows new operating system is set to hit the shelves later this year.

Chief marketing officer and chief financial officer at Microsoft, Tami Reller confirmed today’s news that Windows 8 will arrive by the end of October.

Manufacturers are set to received Windows 8 in August to allow them to start pre-loading PCs.

Windows 8 is set to bring a new look and feel to the operating system and to match the aesthetic qualities and tile menu that exists in windows phone. Windows phone 8 is also due to launch at about the same time so we could expect to see smartphones with the new os arriving by the end of the year.

Microsoft had this to say about the launch:

Brandon LeBlanc, Windows communications manager at Microsoft, wrote: “Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October…Tami confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August.

“This means that new Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs will be available to buy and upgrades will be available starting in October.

“Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide.”


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