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This Just In: Windows 8 Will Be Launching this October!

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bill-swift - July 10, 2012

Even though it's been three years, it seems like Windows 7 was rolled out only yesterday. Now we've got its successor, Windows 8, to look forward to, which will be shipping out this October. Hold off on buying a new PC for the moment if you want to prevent having to upgrade in a few months' time.

Microsoft held a Worldwide Partner Conference in Canada, where Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reiler revealed the official release date for the newest Window's operating system.

Reiler said that Windows 8 development will wrap up by the end of August. Users can expect to see the OS up and running on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, like those manufactured by HP and Acer. HP is said to be focusing on Windows Phone 8 tablets targeted for businesses, while Acer is planning to release two Iconia tablet: the W700 and W510.

This follows Microsoft's announcement last week, which stated that current Windows XP, Vista, or 7 users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99.

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