Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft sets Windows 8 release time to late October

updated 02:02 pm EDT, Mon July 9, 2012

Windows 8 release to manufacturer due early August

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will be on sale in stores in late October. Tami Reller, corporate vice president and CFO of the company's Windows and Windows Live Division, noted at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto that the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build will arrive in the first week of August, and that Microsoft is "on track" to finalize Windows 8 within that schedule.

Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets upon release. The offer to upgrade to Windows 8 online for $40 will start at the same time. The commerce platform for app sales will be available alongside the RTM build, giving developers ample time to get their apps ready for the launch date. Potential users wanting to try out the operating system can download the Consumer Preview edition from the Windows website.

Windows 7 was also mentioned in the presentation, where Microsoft boasted that it had reached 630 million license sales, and that over half of enterprise desktops were running the operating system. The company claims to have sold 600 licenses, as noted during a speech at Computex last month.[via Windows Team Blog]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Prong PWR Case

Ultimately there's one thing we all want from smartphone accessories; we want options. When it comes to keeping our iPhone charged, we ...

iHome iBT74 Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker

There's no reason why your tech can't look good while doing what it was designed to do. That's the reason that sports cars look good a ...

Logitech Gaming Daedalus Prime Mouse

Logitech Gaming continues to expand upon its peripherals line, with each one looking to fit neatly into a breadth of gaming needs. Bui ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented