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Windows 8 slated for release on October 26th

Radford C. Jul 18, 2012 0

Windows 8 Release Date Announcement

Microsoft just announced the release date for the long-awaited Windows 8. Consumers can get it on October 26th of this year. This includes upgrades to Windows and and OEMs debuting products on that day. Steven Sinosfky made the announcement at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting at about the same time Brandon LeBlanc produced the blog post on the software giant’s blog.

Not much has been said about Windows RT now has there been any news about Windows Phone 8. Irregardless, Windows 8 stands as Microsoft’s biggest shift in operating system interfaces as the company is now adopting a consistent design language across its products via its ‘Metro’ look. Rumor mills can now stop churning about Microsoft’s hints about an October release date.

From Windows Blog site:

October 26th, 2012! That’s right! Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October. But now everyone has a specific date to mark on their calendars. It’s on mine!

Via »Windows Blog