Windows 8 Arrives in October - RTM in August

bp9801 - July 9, 2012 11:29AM in Operating Systems

It does not seem all that long ago when Windows 7 was released, but now Windows 8 is nearly upon us. Microsoft has confirmed the earlier reports by stating Windows 8 will arrive in late October. It will be released to manufacturing (RTM) in August, which means we do not have all that much longer to go to see the latest OS. Users wishing to upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 will be able to for $39.99, which is the lowest (non-student) price to upgrade yet. Whether or not you go for the upgrade is up to you, as many people are not happy with the move to Metro UI and the removal of familiar elements. Still, Windows 8 should perform well, especially when you consider the Surface tablets that appear to be the most interesting Windows item of the last few years. The ARM-powered tablet will arrive in October, while the Intel-powered one will arrive a few months after. There will be plenty of other PCs and tablets running Windows 8 that will be available in October as well.