July 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
Microsoft has finally provided a release date for Windows 8. Steven Sinofsky announced that it will be available on October 26th, 2012. It’s unclear whether this will be a global release date, but details will probably emerge eventually.
Windows 8 is available for $40USD if you’re upgrading from an older version of Windows, while those who bought brand new computers with Windows 7 after June 2nd can get the upgrade for $15USD. Otherwise, the price will probably be relatively expensive. Microsoft showed their beta of Windows 8 a while ago, and people who have played with it since then have given mostly favourable reports on it. (We showed a glimpse of it in our Lenovo Yoga post.) A video preview can be found on the Microsoft website here.