The Microsoft currently holding its annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada and the company to release Windows 8 operating system. The metro-laden eight edition of the market leading OS will release to manufacturers (or known as RTM) in the first week of next month August, with the retail edition following in late October. The timeframe set that consumers can expect to pick up a Windows 8-equipped machine, or presumably upgrade from a previous version of the OS.
According to the reports, the RTM edition is the final version, and manufacturers of your ASUS and Toshiba laptops and computers get their copies in advance to pre-load onto their currently running operating system, basically accompanied by a great deal of bloatware. While Windows has, in the past, been quite an expensive OS to upgrade, usually found consumers purchasing a new computer, but not this time, where Microsoft offering up until the end of January 2013, it’s possible computer sales might not go up sharply this time around with Windows 8’s release.
The latest reports suggest that the upcoming Windows milestone shared with Partners at WPC, Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller spoke to thousands of partners from around the world. She shared some exciting new details regarding Windows that I wanted to pass along.
She said that for the first time, we provided details on Windows 8 availability. Tami confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. For enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits, they will have full access to Windows 8 bits as early as August.
Most of the company’s estimates with regards to Windows 8 have been accurate thus far, so there’s no reason to suspect it will fall at the apparent final hurdle. Microsoft revealed towards the end of May that the RTM would be announced within a couple of months.
Consumers have already been playing with the Release Preview, but no satisfied users have been out, finally seems to be that Windows 8 is, without doubt, the best edition currently.
So, the new Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs will be available to buy and upgrades will be available starting in October. She also mentioned that that Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide. The Metro user-interface is primarily tailored to devices with thouchscreens, and however the release of Windows 8 at desktop level is somewhat savor, and if they could also get their hands-on the Microsoft Surface would be great along with unannounced smartphone range devices which will run Windows Phone 8 OS.
Stay tuned or recommended to watching the replay of the keynote, which will be available here later today, news regarding Windows 8 as it breaks. (via WindowsTeamBlog)