Microsoft sets October 26 to launch Windows 8

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Whether or not you want to jump the gun and upgrade to Windows 8 once it’s released, you may want to know that Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will launch October 26.

Whether or not you want to jump the gun and upgrade to Windows 8 once it’s released, you may want to know that Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will launch October 26. 

A blog post today on Windows Team Blog states:

“…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!”

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows platform will run on Intel, AMD, and ARM chips.  The Windows RT Surface tablet will have an ARM chip, but the Pro Surface tablet will be Intel based.

The next installment of Microsoft’s Office suite is still in beta and is not likely to launch alongside Windows 8.

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