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Windows 8 Release Date Officially Announced

Windows 8 Release Date Officially AnnouncedToday was Microsoft’s annual sales meeting, and in it Steven Sinofsky finally gave us the date we’ve all been waiting to hear: Windows 8 will be released to the public on Friday, October 26th. That means that in just over three months we’ll all be able to get our grubby little paws on a copy of the new operating system from our favorite retailers. It also means that the Surface RT tablet should go on sale that same day. So while I don’t expect to see many Windows 8 launch parties, we could potentially see people lining up to purchase Microsoft’s flagship tablet.

Source: Microsoft

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.