Windows 8 release in October

2012-07-09 19:00
At Computex, Asia’s top IT fair, manufacturers are showing how they plan to grow with Windows 8 and ultrabooks. (Patrick Lin, AFP)

At Computex, Asia’s top IT fair, manufacturers are showing how they plan to grow with Windows 8 and ultrabooks. (Patrick Lin, AFP)

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San Francisco - Microsoft said on Monday Windows 8 will be available to consumers in late October as part of the software giant's effort to ramp up its operating system for a variety of devices. Computers running on the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system will also go on sale in October.

The announcement came at Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.

Communications manager Brandon LeBlanc said the company "confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to release to manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August" and "will reach general availability by the end of October".

Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide, he noted.

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