Windows 8 to be available on October 26th

That’s right, Windows 8 will be available this next October 26th. Users will be able to get Windows 8 on new PCs or upgrade their existing computers to Windows 8 starting on that date.

I’ve been playing with the customer preview releases of Windows 8 and Server 2012 for the past few months, and I am starting to like a few of the features. I am still not a big fan of the new Metro interface though, but I am sure I will grow to at least tolerate it as time goes on.

Microsoft also announced the release timeline for Windows Server 2012. It will be available to hardware partners in August, and customers can buy equipment with Server 2012 sometime in September.

Microsoft is starting to invest a lot of energy and money in the tablet and phone markets. So much so that this next release of Windows has a user interface designed around these touch screen devices. We’ll just have to wait and see how that works out for them.


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