Windows 8 launch date revealed
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
We already brought you the news not that long ago that Microsoft was likely to launch Windows 8 in October. This has now been confirmed by Microsoft, with consumer availability for October and enterprise/partner availability for August.
The specific launch date for consumers to take note of is October the 26th, this date was announced by Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows division at Microsoft, at the company’s annual sales meeting.
Being a Friday launch date, you’ve got the whole weekend to pull your hair out over why Windows 8 won’t install properly on your system!
For those who have missed the developments with Windows 8, it will be the cheapest Microsoft operating system yet. Costing $39.99 to upgrade from an existing Windows operating system, as well as only coming in an OEM variety after Microsoft decided to scrap the more expensive retail variant of Windows.
Windows 8 will be available for 231 countries in 109 languages with support for ARM and x86 devices as well full native touch screen support.