Microsoft has announced the launch date of their new operating system, Windows 8, the official launch date of Windows 8 is the 26th of October 2012, the news was announced on Microsoft’s Windows Team Blog.
Microsoft also announced that new Windows 8 PCs will launch on the same day, so we presume that will include tablets and we expect a number of Windows 8 tablet announcements from various manufacturers over the next few months.
As well as offering a full version of Windows 8, Microsoft will offer an upgrade version for existing XP, Vista and Windows 7 users, this will be available for $39.99, which is considerably cheaper than any previous Windows upgrade options.
Microsoft is obviously hoping that this lower price will get users of older versions of Windows, like Windows XP to upgrade to Windows 8, and they are predicting to sell a lot of copies of their new OS.
Source Computer World