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Report: Windows 8 to Ship in October

by Carol~ Forum moderator / March 20, 2012 2:43 AM PDT

Microsoft plans to finish up Windows 8 this summer, in time to launch it in October, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday.

The wire also reported that under five Windows on ARM devices will join the rollout, with more than forty Intel machines.

Microsoft has not announced a ship date for Windows 8, but the reported timeframe would completely be in keeping with Microsoft's previous Windows 7 roadmap. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on on July 21, 2009, and Microsoft began shipping Windows 7 on Oct. 22, 2009.

As Bloomberg points out, the proposed ship dates would align Microsoft with a schedule that would allow OEMs to ship new Windows 8 machines by Christmas. A key portion of that would include the new Windows-on-ARM tablets, sure to be one of the more heavily scrutinized products this holiday season. Nokia has already indicated that it intends to be one of the first to ship a Windows 8 tablet - and, the report indicated, that tablet would ship in the fourth quarter at the earliest.

Dell's chief commercial officer Steve Felice told Reuters in London over the weekend that Dell is testing new tablets running Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system. Dell has consistently said that it is banking its tablet strategy on Windows 8, with an apparent emphasis on manageability for the enterprise IT space.

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Buy new puters In Sept
by TWB404 / March 20, 2012 3:32 AM PDT

I think, come Sept., I will buy a few new system and a couple of copies of the Retail version of Win 7 so I can ride out this disaster on the desktop, laptop. Hopefully M$ will have a dose of common sense take hold and rush Win 9 to market to replace Win 8 like they did Win 7 to replace Vista.

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News just in Windows 8 "Release Candidate (Release Preview)"
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 24, 2012 4:32 AM PDT
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Windows 8 ship in October - GTQsoftware
by GTQsoftware / August 8, 2012 3:14 PM PDT

I don't think so
My client said windows 8 will be come out first at USA on October
But when you can get it may at next year

Now market only have windows 8 test key and office 2013 test key, they are not good to use

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It changes week by week
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 9, 2012 2:18 AM PDT

Latest is that Win 8 RTM will be released in October 2012.


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by jonesoliver / November 14, 2012 8:40 PM PST

Really an informative contents. Thanks so much for the post...!!!

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