Windows 8 Released
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:41 AM
Microsoft today announced the global availability of Windows 8. Beginning Friday, Oct. 26, consumers and businesses worldwide will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including the new user interface and a wide range of apps with the grand opening of the Windows Store. More than 1,000 certified PCs and tablets, including Microsoft Surface, will be available for the launch of Windows 8 -- making it the best lineup of PCs ever across the Windows 8 and Windows RT ecosystem.
"We have reimagined Windows and the result is a stunning lineup of new PCs," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet. It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love."
Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in more than 140 markets and 37 languages at http://www.windows.com/buy beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time and at retail locations around the world. Check the FAQ thread for more information.