Monday, July 9, 2012

Windows 8 to be Released in October

The Windows Team Blog has made some announcements about the release of Windows 8, the successor to the bestselling operating system of all time, Windows 7. Read on for details.
Despite all the boo-boos Windows 8 has received after people got to test out Windows 8 for free, I am actually looking forward to Windows 8 to see how well it does and if it is actually as bad as people say it is (I haven't tried it out).

The Windows team has announced that the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) will happen in the first week of August. Enterprise users with Software Assurance benefits will get Windows 8 sometime in August. They will also be starting the commerce platform so that developers can start earning money from selling apps.

Windows 8 will be available to the general public by late October (no exact release date yet).

Windows 8 will be available for just $39.99 for customers running any version of Windows XP, Vista or 7 as an upgrade when purchased online before January 31, 2013. If purchased in stores it will be $69.99. Windows 8 will also be available as an upgrade for just $14.99 to customers who purchase a new computer running Windows 7 between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

[via Windows Team Blog]

Update: Windows 8 will release to the public on October 26.