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Both the upgrade and new PC versions will be available on this date

Hold onto your shorts, Microsoft fans -- Windows 8 has an official release date, and it's October 26. 
Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky announced the fall launch date today at the tech giant's annual sales meeting. Both the upgrade and new PC versions will be available on this date. 
Windows 8 has been a long time coming. Its development began before Windows 7 even shipped in 2009, but the operating system was officially unveiled on June 1, 2011. 
Later, in September 2011, Microsoft revealed the Windows Developer Preview for building Metro style UI applications during the BUILD conference. In February 2012, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was finally released, and in May, the Windows 8 Release Preview was unleashed. 
A prominent feature of Windows 8 is the new Metro style user interface, which offers a tile-based Start screen where each tile represents an application. The colorful, more playful UI has received mixed reviews from many who say it's either a refreshing change or a disgrace to the Windows name. 
Microsoft plans to place Windows 8 on many devices from PCs to Windows Phone to its upcoming tablet entry called Surface. The new tablet is set to feature a 10.6-inch screen, a 3 mm case that doubles as a thin keyboard, pen-input technology called digital ink, a 9.3 mm frame, and Wi-Fi only at launch. There will be two versions of the Surface tablet: the Windows RT model with a Tegra 3 processor and 32/64 GB SSD options, and the Windows 8 Pro model with Intel's Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors and 64/128 GB SSD options. 
It was announced last week that Microsoft was planning an October release, but now, those eagerly awaiting a new Windows 8 machine can rest assure that an exact day is set. 

Source: Windows Blog

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RE: I've tried and tried.
By Belard on 7/20/2012 8:39:36 AM , Rating: 2

*YOU* don't tell me to SHUT UP.

You are allowed to post how much you love Win8, fine go ahead. Still a semi-free country... and I'll post that Win8 isn't worth $5.

(and if you are simply an MS employee... I could care less. And if you are on the Win8 team, you are a moron)

WP6.0 = fail
WP6.5 = fail
WP7.x = fail
WP8.0 = I estimate, 80% likely to fail.
WART tablets = 95% likely to fail
X86 tablets = maybe do okay, mostly niche market.
Win8 desktop = will fail.

RE: I've tried and tried.
By xti on 7/20/2012 10:45:22 AM , Rating: 2
*YOU* don't tell me to SHUT UP.

No one puts Baby in a corner!

RE: I've tried and tried.
By Belard on 7/21/2012 3:27:13 AM , Rating: 2
Belt da baby.

RE: I've tried and tried.
By leviathan05 on 7/23/2012 9:16:28 AM , Rating: 3
WP8.0 = I estimate, 80% likely to fail. WART tablets = 95% likely to fail

Oh look, random probabilities without qualification or explanation, the sure sign of a strong argument.

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