Windows 8 Will Officially Launch In October

By Sam Gibbs on at

Microsoft's just confirmed that it's on track to ship Windows 8 to manufacturers in the first week of August, and to us regular punters by the end of October. Don't forget to install that Release Preview so you can bag yourself a full copy for just £26-odd.

Microsoft's CFO of Windows, Tami Reller, made the announcement at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto today. With Samsung also rumoured to be launching surface tablets in October, it sounds like it'll be a Microsoft heavy month. Roll on surface and Windows 8 -- let's just hope Microsoft truly delivers with Windows RT on its ARM tablet. [PC Pro]