Microsoft's Windows 8 release will happen in October
Microsoft is also bringing the Windows 8 RTM (Release to Manufacturing) in the first week of August. The RTM version is basically the final version of the operating system, released to manufacturers. They can then start work on getting it onto their devices.
Up until now, we only officially knew that Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 somewhere in the second half of the year, and now finally it’s all pinned down to the month. Note that while Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 use the same kernel and share many features, there is still a thin line that separates the two platforms. Windows Phone 8 will be strictly for smartphones, while Windows 8 that just got confirmed for October will end up on tablets.
source: Microsoft via SlashGear
1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
YAY I'm so excited!
Please, don't let me down MS!
I'm not sure how people are going to take this since it is such a big change, but I hope it works out!
10. jove39 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Big change...yeah...will miss start button!
2. Penny (Posts: 1105; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Can't wait! I've enjoyed the W8 Release Preview so far; apps and UI look gorgeous even on my desktop.
6. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
There's a reason it's called a Release Preview and not the final version.
7. valapsp (Posts: 469; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
OK I see, But not this amount of bug in a pre-release version, right?
9. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I barely have any problems in the pre-release version and it's running just fine.
12. Penny (Posts: 1105; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Like Muhannad stated in Comment #9, I'm barely experiencing any bugs in the Release Preview. The worst problem I notice is Google Chrome not showing any tabs for a second until I click on the window again.
Other than that, it's been a perfectly smooth experience. So please feel free to explain the bugs you are currently experiencing, if you are actually even using the Release Preview at all.
3. xtroid2k (Posts: 323; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Im just looking at the thumbs down marks on peoples comments. I don't get it. Are u aware of how major this OS is. I can't wait either. And yes I will be picking up a surface tablet.
5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Great... now we are going to have a new challenger in this thermonuclear war of OS
16. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Indeed mate :) they are real Giant in this Business :)
8. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I'm probably going to install this on my laptop and keep my desktop at Windows 7. I like the direction Microsoft is going with Windows and the fact that I can still use the traditional desktop mode is a plus. Metro UI + desktop FTW.!!!
11. jove39 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I tried win8...but not sure if its worth upgrading from win7
13. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Been slugging along on my PC with Windows Vista (ewwww), waiting on a release. Will upgrade the innards of my PC, and get Windows 8 slapped on there. I am excited for a new toy.......
14. Penny (Posts: 1105; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Snow, if you don't mind re-installing again when the official consumer release of Windows 8 comes out in October, I would recommend installing the Release Preview now. Beats Vista, and should run well on your hardware if Vista runs well right now.
15. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Hahahahahaha you know those who are doing thumbs down belongs to a s**tty OS category cause they have got scare from this release.
Go Microsoft go you own my money for Windows phone 8 and Tablet love you MS :)